Merry Monroe
Join us for a special message from Mr. and Mrs. Monroe!
Music with Mrs. Monroe
Enjoy a performance of traditional holiday music by First Lady Elizabeth Monroe (as portrayed by Heidi Stello), on the Monroes’ 1803 Astor pianoforte exhibited in the Museum!
Bowley Briefing

Every year, we award the Albert J. Bowley Scholarship to two deserving students from Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, and related fields. These students then work with us as interns for a year, completing all kinds of special assignments!"

This year’s Scholars are Chloe Martin and Katharine Bogen!
Katharine Bogen (right) is a Junior double majoring in Historic Preservation and Classics. According to Katharine, “What I’m most excited about during this internship is learning all sorts of new things about the museum world and the world of preservation in general!”

Chloe Martin (top) is a Senior who is double majoring in Historic Preservation and English. Chloe says, “I am most excited about getting to experience all aspects of working in a museum, including getting first-hand experience with the Monroe artifacts!”
Warmest Regards
We extend a warm THANK YOU to the UMW students who came out to the museum in September to participate in the annual COAR UMW Into the Streets event.

This event provides an opportunity for UMW students to volunteer in the Fredericksburg community.
These students wrote over 100 cards for military and first responders through Operation Gratitude.
Operation Gratitude is one of the largest and most impactful nonprofits in the country for hands-on volunteerism in support of the military, veterans, and first responders.
Chats with the Curator
Enjoy our Museum from the comfort of your home!

In this special holiday edition of our popular online series, Assistant Director and Curator Jarod Kearney discusses Yuletide material culture and traditions described in A Visit from St. Nicholas (or, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas) first published in 1823 during the presidency of James Monroe.
What's in Store?
Official 2021 White House Ornaments ($28.95)
 The Official 2021 White House Christmas Ornament commemorates the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. One side of the ornament features a painting of the 1967 Blue Room Christmas Tree. The other side contains a from President Johnson: “Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man.”
As a retailer of the Official 2021 White House Ornaments, the James Monroe Museum Store is stocked with an abundant supply of this year’s ornament- ready for your collection!
HiSTORY: The Night Before Christmas
Past Programs
Missed our most recent programs? They are now uploaded to our YouTube Channel!
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Members of the Friends of The James Monroe Museum help make it possible for us to conserve the artifacts in our collection, create new dynamic and educational exhibits, and plan and implement public programming that provides opportunities to share the life and legacy of James Monroe with our community.

View the information about the benefits of membership, and learn how to become a Friend of The James Monroe Museum today!
The James Monroe Museum
908 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401