UMW to Host James Monroe Life and Legacy Symposium

The University of Mary Washington will host “James Monroe: Life and Legacy,” a two-day symposium presented by The Papers of James Monroe and the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library. The symposium will take place on Friday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411, and on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116.

Leah Tams (right) is one of the UMW students who will present at the James Monroe symposium. She is pictured with Jarod Kearney, curator of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library.

Leah Tams (right) is one of the UMW students who will present at the James Monroe symposium. She is pictured with Jarod Kearney, curator of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library.

The symposium will examine the life, legacy and interpretation of the fifth president of the United States through eight lectures and presentations by a variety of scholars. Presenters also will include UMW historic preservation students Peyton Brown, Heather Marshall and Leah Tams, who will present artifacts from the James Monroe Museum. The symposium will conclude on Saturday with the 26th annual Monroe lecture, a presentation by historical interpreter Dennis Bigelow.

The event is free and open to the public. More information, as well as a complete schedule of symposium speakers and presentation times, can be found at http://academics.umw.edu/jamesmonroepapers/events/.