James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

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The James Monroe Museum, located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia, holds the country’s largest collection of artifacts and documents related to the fifth president of the United States. The Museum participates in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free admission for active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, retired personnel and veterans, and up to five family members from Memorial Day, May 29, through Labor Day, September 4. The museum was first opened in 1927 by Monroe descendants as a place to house their personal collections, which had been handed down through generations of the family. Eventually, the museum was turned over to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is now administered by the University of Mary Washington. Our featured exhibit through September 2017 is The Era of Good Fashions: Clothing and Accessories of the Monroe Family. Don’t miss this fascinating look clothing and accessories worn and used by the Monroes.
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