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  • 2015 IPH Partnership Highlights Monroe Book

    Ash Lawn-Highland has partnered with UVA's Institute for Public History over the years with projects ranging from the research of enslaved African-Americans at Highland to the history of James Monroe's property. This year's intern, Ashley Spinks, emphasized the creation of new narratives from existing museum collections. One of the historic objects Spinks studied this summer is Constitutions de la Nation Française, by French author Jean-Denis Lanjuinais. Ash Lawn-Highland's copy of this book was owned by James Monroe, who studied theories of government and spent considerable time in France. Spinks' summer's project is profiled in UVAToday. (photo credit: Dan Addison, UVA)  

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At beautifully situated Ash Lawn-Highland, we’re continuing the wonderful Monroe-family tradition of welcoming visitors from around the globe to share President Monroe’s “place of comfort and hospitality.” We host numerous meetings, parties, weddings, picnics, and all sorts of other special events. Add history, tradition, and old Virginia charm to your upcoming event—choose Ash Lawn Highland as your next event location!

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    Would you like to be part of great programs at James Monroe’s home? With any size donation, you can support new visitor programs, interpretation, and learning about the Highland property. Click on DONATE to contribute to the […]

    Are you fascinated by early American history? Volunteer at Highland and help us relate the story of James Monroe, the common man who—forged by adversity and the fire of the Revolution—rose to become president of […]

    Our Museum Shop features a new line of books, Monroe memorabilia, and early nineteenth century style keepsakes. We also sell Virginia-made foods such as honey and hickory syrup. Call the Museum Shop at (434) 293-8000. […]