Events

  • February 7, 2015

    Silhouettes by Studio Zero

    Silhouettes by Studio Zero

    Margo Hamilton and Ron Evans of Studio Zero Photography will offer couples and individual sittings for their modern take on the silhouette at Ash Lawn-Highland on Saturday, February 7th from 11 am to 5 pm. These silhouettes make wo...

    • Venue:
      The Conference Room
    • Start:
      February 7, 2015 11:00 am
    • End:
      February 7, 2015 5:00 pm
    • Cost:
      $30-$80
  • February 11, 2015

    Monroe and Crises of Slavery

    Gabriel Prosser

    In honor of African American History Month, scholar Nicholas Wood will give a lecture, free and open to the public, on Monroe and slavery Wednesday, February 11 at 4 pm. This talk will focus on two episodes of crisis that James Monroe dealt with in executive capacities—Gabriel's slave rebellio...

    • Venue:
      The Barn
    • Start:
      February 11, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      February 11, 2015 5:30 pm
    • Cost:
      Free
  • March 22, 2015

    Festival of the Book: Families & Friendships of the Founding Era

    Virginia Festival of the Book

    In this author panel sponsored by the Virginia Festival of the Book, historians Lorri Glover (Founders as Fathers) and Cassandra Good (Founding Friendships) explore the lives of...

    • Venue:
      The Barn
    • Start:
      March 22, 2015 1:00 pm
    • End:
      March 22, 2015 2:00 pm
    • Cost:
      Free
  • April 19, 2015

    Historic Garden Week

    Snake's Head Fritillary

    Join us during the Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20. Stroll through rows of 100-year-old boxwood, ornamental flower and herb gardens, and lush lawns featuring a 300-year-old oak tree....

    • Venue:
      Ash Lawn-Highland
    • Start:
      April 19, 2015 9:00 am
    • End:
      April 20, 2015 5:00 pm
    • Cost:
      $8
  • April 28, 2015

    James Monroe’s 257th Birthday

    Colonel Monroe photographed by Neal Piper

    What have you learned about James Monroe lately? Join us during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28th to celebrate the 257th anniversary of James Monroe's birth. Colonel Monroe himself will be on grounds to speak with visitors and answer questions.  

    • Venue:
      Ash Lawn-Highland
    • Start:
      April 28, 2015 12:00 pm
    • End:
      April 28, 2015 4:00 pm
  • May 2, 2015

    Girl Scout Day

    Watercolor by Marcia Mitchell

    Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to take a step back in time to the early 19th century on Saturday, May 2nd at the home of James and Elizabeth Monroe! Girl Scout Day will feature hands-on activities such as a historic dance workshop with the 

    • Venue:
      Hilltop Pavilion
    • Start:
      May 2, 2015 10:00 am
    • End:
      May 2, 2015 12:00 pm
    • Cost:
      $10
  • July 30, 2015

    Albemarle County Fair

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    Save the date for the Albemarle County Fair, returning to Ash Lawn-Highland this summer for the fourth year from Thursday, July 30th through Saturday, August 1st. This festive “Old-Time Country Fair” offers traditional family fun in a historic setting. A three-day agricultural celebration incl...

    • Venue:
      Ash Lawn-Highland Fairgrounds
    • Start:
      July 30, 2015 4:00 pm
    • End:
      August 1, 2015 9:00 pm