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Ash Lawn-Highland Receives Grant from Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

i Jul 21st

Ash Lawn-Highland was awarded a grant from Virginia Foundation for the Humanities this week which will help expand site interpretation, specifically regarding slavery at James Monroe’s Highland plantation. The grant, totaling $3,000 will support the development and […]

Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellow Discusses Global Advocacy for Adolescent Girls at Girl Up Leadership Summit

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i Jul 16th

Mirabel Ngong, a Mandela Washington Fellow from the Presidential Precinct based in Charlottesville, Va., was selected to represent the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. July 13-15 […]

Presidential Precinct to Host Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

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i Jun 8th

The Presidential Precinct, comprised of two of America’s leading universities and three presidential sites in Virginia, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a “Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders” partner. […]

Excavation Reveals Building Remains, Raises New Questions

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i Apr 27th

Recent archaeological excavations conducted at the historic core of Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, are exploring foundations of a building that may be a portion of Monroe’s original house. The foundations were discovered […]

Archaeological Research Continues This Month

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i Apr 1st

Archaeological research continues at the historic core of Ash Lawn-Highland during the month of April. Rivanna Archaeological Services is conducting excavation Monday through Friday, weather permitting, in the front yard of the ca. 1870 house […]

Ash Lawn-Highland Moves to Summer Hours April 1

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i Mar 23rd

Ash Lawn-Highland will offer longer hours for public visitation beginning Wednesday, April 1. Hours from April through October are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tours offered every half hour. Monday through Friday, the last […]

Presidential Precinct to Host HRH The Prince of Wales at Global Issues Forum

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i Mar 6th

The Presidential Precinct, comprised of two of America’s leading universities and three presidential homes in Virginia, announced today the confirmation of a one-day global issues forum, Magna Carta 2015: Global Empowerment through Rule of Law, […]

Jim Murray Shares Monroe’s Legacy in W&M Charter Day Remarks

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i Feb 9th

The following are the prepared remarks of James B. Murray, Jr., Chairman of the Monroe Commission, for the College of William & Mary’s 2015 Charter Day ceremony. Thank you President Reveley. It is a great […]

Monroe Commission Chairman Jim Murray to Speak at William & Mary Charter Day

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i Jan 16th

Monroe Commission Chairman, Venture capitalist and former William & Mary Rector James B. Murray, Jr. will speak at the College of William & Mary’s 2015 Charter Day ceremony, slated for 4 p.m. Feb. 6 in William […]

Ash Lawn-Highland Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®

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i Jan 7th

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2015 for Ceremony & Reception Venue in Charlottesville, Va. The […]