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  • Ash Lawn-Highland welcomes Nancy Stahon as full-time business manager

    Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, has hired Nancy Stahon to be its first full-time business and operations manager. “We are pleased to welcome Nancy Stahon to Ash Lawn-Highland,” said Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper. “Her enthusiasm, leadership experience and commitment to excellence make her an asset to our growing administrative team.” Previously a contracted role, the business manager position puts the historic site at its fourth full-time hire this year, representing the institution’s emphasis on growth, programming and community engagement. “History plays an important role in how we work today—presumably, we’ve learned lessons and gained experience from great collaborators of the past. At Ash Lawn-Highland, we can learn from Monroe in particular,” Stahon said. “I look forward to working for an institution that imparts learning. Our visitors come away with so much knowledge, and those who tell the Monroe story are all very passionate about what they

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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!

    Take a virtual tour of James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland without even stepping on grounds! The online virtual tour can be accessed via Encyclopedia Virginia, a project of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in partnership with […]



    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. […]