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Pirate Adventures Saturday in Downtown Fredericksburg

Pirate Adventures Saturday in Downtown Fredericksburg

By Susan Larson
The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library (JMM) and Washington Heritage Museums (WHM) present a day of pirates on Saturday, Aug. 23.
“Piracy was a scourge of American commerce for nearly 300 years, and James Monroe did his part to combat it,” said James Monroe Museum staff. “The practice also contributed to the folklore of the east coast and the Caribbean.”

St. James’ House Open to Visitors Oct. 6 – 11

St. James’ House Open to Visitors Oct. 6 – 11

By Susan Larson
Historic St. James’ House in downtown Fredericksburg is open for touring October 6 – 11, 2014.  It’s one of only two weeks each year the private residence is opened to the public.  It is located at 1300 Charles St.
Built about 1768, it was originally home to James Mercer, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, first judge of the General Court in Fredericksburg, and the attorney who wrote the will for Mary Washington, according to Washington Heritage Museums.

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