Events

  • April 19, 2014

    Annual Sheep Shearing

    Sheep at Ash Lawn-Highland

    The sheep at Ash Lawn-Highland are ready to shed their wool! Join us for our annual sheep shearing event, April 19th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. With 53 years of sheep shearing experience, Peter Darnell will demonstrate the New Zealand sheep shearing method to onlookers. Plus, meet Ash Lawn-Highl...

    • Venue:
      The Sheep Stable
    • Start:
      April 19, 2014 10:00 am
    • End:
      April 19, 2014 12:00 pm
    • Cost:
      $5 or free with house tour
  • April 26, 2014

    Monroe’s 256th Birthday Celebration

    James Monroe silhouette

    Join us in celebrating the 256th anniversary of James Monroe's birth! On Saturday, April 26 (two days before Monroe's actual birthday), we'll take a step back in time to 1814. Visitors will come across a small War of 1812 Virginia Militia Unit practicing their drill, discussin...

    • Venue:
      Ash Lawn-Highland
    • Time:
      All day event
    • Cost:
      Included with house tour
  • April 27, 2014

    Historic Garden Week

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    Join us during the Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week on Sunday, April 27 and Monday, April 28. Interpreters will demonstrate open hearth cooking in the slave quarters and wool spinning outsid...

    • Venue:
      Ash Lawn-Highland
    • Time:
      All day event
    • Cost:
      Included with house tour
  • May 17, 2014

    Family Field Day and James Monroe 5k

    James Monroe 5K

    May 17 is Field Day at Ash Lawn-Highland! From 2 to 7 pm, families and “kids” of all ages are invited to join us at the Hilltop Pavilion for relay races, games and activities, face painting and balloon making, food truck eats, treats, wine tastings, farm tours, a bounce house,...

    • Venue:
      The Hilltop Pavilion
    • Start:
      May 17, 2014 2:00 pm
    • End:
      May 17, 2014 7:00 pm
    • Cost:
      $10; $5 for children 12 and under; families pay no more than $25
  • June 29, 2014

    Daniel Preston Talk on Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

    Elizabeth Kortright Monroe

    On Sunday, June 29, join us for a talk by Daniel Preston, the editor of the Papers of James Monroe. His presentation, held in our conference room from 4 to 6 p.m., will focus on Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, the wife of Ja...

    • Venue:
      The Conference Room
    • Start:
      June 29, 2014 4:00 pm
    • End:
      June 29, 2014 6:00 pm
    • Cost:
      $8