C-SPAN Show Features James Monroe Museum

An episode of C-SPAN’s new series “First Ladies: Influence and Image” features the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library. The episode, which aired on C-SPAN on Monday, March 18 at 9 p.m., focuses on First Lady Elizabeth Monroe.

Elizabeth Monroe (1768-1830) by Frances Maury Burke. An early 20th century copy of an 1816 painting by John Vanderlyn. The original hangs in the Blue Room of the White House.
James Monroe Museum

The episode includes interviews with Scott Harris, director of the James Monroe Museum, and Daniel Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe, as well as footage of the museum.

The two-year series examines the private lives of the First Ladies as well as the public roles they played in the White House. The series is produced in cooperation with the White House Historical Association and is the first comprehensive biography series on all of the First Ladies produced for television.

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library is a National Historic Landmark owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by the University of Mary Washington.  Founded in 1927, it is the nation’s largest repository of artifacts and documents related to the fifth President of the United States. For hours of operation, directions, and other information, call (540) 654-1043, or visit www.jamesmonroemuseum.org.

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News release prepared by: Brynn Boyer

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.

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