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

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

William & Mary
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®

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2015
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 […]

Holiday Hours and Tour Offerings

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i Dec 24th

Ash Lawn-Highland will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Monroe house and grounds are decorated for the holidays through the first week of January. Public visitation hours during the winter are 11 a.m. […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Tuesday, Dec. 23

Kim Radcliffe beeswax candles
i Dec 23rd

Today’s featured artisan is Kim Radcliffe. A resident of Keswick, Kim is focused on the preservation of heirloom crafts. In addition to making beeswax candles, Kim’s other crafts include hand processing fiber, spinning yarn, natural dyeing, […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Monday, Dec. 22

Cara DiMassimo plates
i Dec 22nd

Today’s featured artisan is Cara DiMassimo. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Cara works in glass, designing jewelry and both sculptural and functional art. She is “fascinated by the expressive potential and […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Sunday, Dec. 21

Jane Hicks bamboo quilt
i Dec 21st

Today’s featured artisan is Jane Hicks. Jane creates stunning batik art quilts, drawing viewers into a delightful and varied world of color. Many of her motifs are drawn from nature and take inspiration from traditional quilt […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Saturday, Dec. 20

Jo Perez Stained Glass
i Dec 20th

Today’s featured artisan is Jo Perez. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Jo Perez works in glass, designing jewelry and also stained-glass windows, lamps, and panels. She has “a passion for the way light […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Friday, Dec. 19

Cards by Lauren Stangil
i Dec 19th

Today’s featured artisan is Lauren Stangil. Lauren’s love for animals and the natural world has manifested itself into a work of paintings, prints and greeting cards entitled “The Love Line.” Each drawing embodies her utmost […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Thursday, Dec. 18

Kary Haun Pottery
i Dec 18th

Today’s featured artisan is Kary Haun. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Kary crafts functional pottery that looks more like art. “My forms are a wheel-thrown mixture of the mechanical and the whimsical, […]