A museum owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia
Administered by Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
by Rembrandt Peale
|* Donated by Camilla Hoes Pope
in memory of her husband Laurence Gouverneur Hoes. Courtesy of the
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The Baltimore, Maryland, artist Rembrandt Peale painted this three-quarter
length image of President Monroe circa 1825. Monroe is seated in
what appears to be his office in the White House in Washington, DC, with
a view of the Capitol through the open window behind him.
Possessions of Power: Come visit this one-of-a-kind presentation
of James and Elizabeth Monroe's collections. You will never get closer
to any American presidential family. Take this opportunity to renew
establish your connections to the formation of the nation from its rich
colonial experience through the American Revolution to the emerging New
Republic and the proclamation of the Monroe Doctrine.
Hundreds of fascinating artifacts including fine and decorative arts, jewelry,
costume, books and documents carefully handed down through the Monroe family.
The Museum was established in 1927 by the Monroes' great-granddaughter,
Gouverneur Hoes, and her two sons as an educational memorial to the
life and times of one of the greatest men of our founding generation. In
1964 the property was given to the Commonwealth of Virginia by the James
Monroe Memorial Foundation and is currently administered by the Rector
and Visitors of
Mary Washington College.
For further information:
|The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
||Copyright © 1998-2003 James Monroe Museum and Memorial
|908 Charles Street
||Photograph by John N. Pearce, Director
|Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5810 USA
||Property of The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
|Telephone/Voicemail: 540-654-1043 Fax: 540-654-1106
||Catherine C. Quinn: Webmaster
|TTY: 540-654-1103 or Virginia Relay Center 800-828-1140
(In Virginia - dial 711)
Mary Washington College