Travel Class - The Life and Times of James MonroeEvery Thursday at 6:00pm-7:00pm (Ends on June 29, 2017)
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00pm
Introduction—Last President of the “Virginia Dynasty,” James Monroe had a long and distinguished public career. Serving as a soldier, diplomat, governor, senator, and cabinet member, Monroe has the distinction of holding more offices than any other U.S. President. Best remembered, perhaps, for his Monroe Doctrine, his presidency was known as “The Era of Good Feelings.”
It’s way past time that we delve deeper into the life of this dedicated and patriotic Virginian. During this class we’ll learn about: his revolutionary enthusiasm; his amazing service at the Battle of Trenton; what slavery was like at Highland, his Albemarle County property; his Presidential Tours of New England and the South; and Monroe’s close friendship with George Washington. Join us as we explore “The Life & Times of James Monroe.”
Our Lecturers—Scott A. Harris, Director of the James Monroe Museum; Nancy Stetz, Highland’s Education Programs Manager; Daniel Preston, Editor of the Papers of James Monroe; William Ferraro, Editor of the Papers of George Washington; and local Historian Rick Britton.
The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. on five consecutive Thursdays, 6:oo–7:oo pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $7o.oo—guests: $8o.oo.
• Thurs., June 1st - 6:oo pm – “James Monroe; A Revolutionary Idealist” - Harris
• Thurs., June 8th - 6:oo pm - “Bona Fide Hero of the Revolution” - Britton
• Thurs., June 15th - 6:oo pm - “James Monroe & Slavery” - Stetz
• Thurs., June 22nd - 6:oo pm - “Monroe’s Presidential Journeys” - Preston
• Thurs., June 29th - 6:oo pm - “James Monroe & George Washington” - Ferraro
Open to all.