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On July 4, 2017, Fort Monroe hosted a flag ceremony including participants in period attire, a eulogy of President James Monroe, at talk by Elise Harding Davis on the Rush-Bagot Treaty of 1817, and live period music.

For a brochure on the event, click here.  For more information about the Elise Harding Davis talk, click here.  For pictures of the event, click here.

June 14, 2011 Ash Lawn-Highland Celebrates Independence Day

Independence Day 2011 at Ash Lawn HighlandAsh Lawn-Highland, home of President James Monroe, will celebrate America’s birthday July 3, 2011 with a day designed especially for families. There will be on-going demonstrations of nineteenth century crafts.  Bring a picnic and enjoy a day with the family. 

Click Here for More Information.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2011 23:35
 
May 20, 2011 Scott Harris Accepts Position at James Monroe Museum and Library

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NEW MARKET -- If Scott Harris could be cloned, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation would endorse such cutting-edge technology.

Scott Harris"That'd be great," said Beth Stern, the organization's policy and communications director. "There aren't enough superlatives [for him]."

In Harris, the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park's director, the foundation has a worthy partner who recognizes the importance of the battlefield, can tell its story in a compelling way and attract tourists to visit, she said. That made Thursday a bittersweet day for Stern, as Harris announced he is leaving New Market after 10 years to become director of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library in Fredericksburg, beginning July 1.

"He's been really great at listening to partners and knowing that partnership is a two-way street," she said. "He's an example of the kind of leader that is important to have."

Harris' last day will be June 30, although he will continue living in Broadway until his daughter graduates from high school next year, he wrote in an email to friends and colleagues Thursday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 13:29
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April 28, 2011 Senator Mark Warner Recognizes Wreath Laying Ceremony

Senator Mark Warner

Please click here to read the complete letter from Senator Mark Warner in which he recognizes the efforts of the JMMF.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:58
 
May 2, 2011 - Pictures of 2011 Birthday and Memorial Celebrations

Click here for pictures of the 2011 Memorial Celebration at Hollywood Cemetery, April 28, 2011.

Click here for pictures of the 2011 Birthday Celebration at the Birthplace in Westmoreland County, VA, April 30, 2011.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 01:31
 
April 18, 2011 1812 Commission Commemorates James Monroe's 253rd Birthday

War of 1812 LogoApril 18, 2011  -- Click Here for the complete press release.  The Honorable M. Kirkland Cox, Chairman of the Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission, today announced that the Commission will commemorate the 253rd Birthday of President James Monroe, together with The James Monroe Memorial Foundation, with ceremonies in Richmond on Thursday, April 28, 2011, and in Westmoreland County on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:57
 
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