The James Monroe Museum in October
Friday, October 5, 6:00-8:00 PM
First Friday – Tavern Night
Location: James Monroe Museum
For the second year, the Ship’s Company Chanteymen will lead us in a boisterous night of merriment and songs of yore! All will be invited to join in the chorus or even lead a chantey or two! It is a great treat to see this jolly band of merrymakers who have been seen and heard up and down the east coast of the United States.
Admission and participation are free. There will be a variety of Virginia beers available for purchase at the cash bar!
Friday, November 2, 6:00-8:00 PM
First Friday Wine Tasting
Location: James Monroe Museum
The Monroe family lived in Paris during James Monroe’s two missions as American Minister to France, where he developed an appreciation for French wine. Join us for an exploration of French wines with City Vino from downtown Fredericksburg, and toast the 228th anniversary of Monroe’s success in securing Thomas Paine’s release from a Paris prison!
Reservations are required. This event is for ages 21 and over only. $25/person, or $20/person for Friends of JMM. Please contact Lynda Allen at 540-654-2111 to register.
A letter from Scott Harris
One of the many pleasures I have experienced through my work with The James Monroe Museum is interaction with the White House Historical Association (WHHA). Founded in 1961 through the efforts of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the WHHA works with the Curator and other staff of the White House, the First Family, and a variety of federal agencies to enhance the public’s understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the White House.
Among the many functions of the WHHA is publication, since 1983, of White House History Quarterly, a journal featuring articles on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the White House, presidents and their families, decorative arts, political history (not contemporary issues), and much more. Last year I was honored to be appointed to the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board, which establishes themes for future issues, helps identify potential authors, and assists in selection of published content.
Many articles in White House History Quarterly are contributed by academic scholars, historians, museum professionals, and even historical figures with ties to the White House and those who have lived and worked there. Proposals for articles are also considered from people representing other diverse specialties and interests, provided the submissions are based on original research and are consistent with the publication’s editorial standards. Persons interested in having their work considered may use the Abstract Submission Form.
Abstracts are currently being considered on the following subjects:
- Remembering September 11, 2001
- Death and the White House
- Gardening at the White House
- Memoirs and Primary Documents
- Children’s Books on the White House
- Presidents with Military Service
- White House Mysteries — Solved and Unsolved
- Decorative Arts in the White House
- Science and Technology
- White House Photographers
- The Presidents Abroad
- Great Moments in White House History
Maybe you can help write White House history!