The Mosby Heritage Area Association will hold its President James Monroe Symposium on Saturday, March 11, at Church of Our Saviour Oatlands near Leesburg.
The program includes presentations by Scott Harris, executive director of James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg, on Service Above Self: James Monroe as Model Citizen; Dan Preston, editor of James Monroe Papers, University of Mary Washington, on the Election, Inauguration and Early Days of President James Monroe, 1816-17; Sara Bon-Harper, executive director of James Monroe’s Highland, on A Change in How We See James Monroe: New Discoveries at Highland; and Gordon Kray, sculptor of the James Monroe Statue at Williamsburg, on the Physiognomy of James Monroe: Getting Closer to the Fifth President.
The event will conclude with a special reception at Monroe’s home, Oak Hill, which was built starting in 1820 under the direction of James Hoban, the architect of the White House.
The symposium will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Our Saviour Oatlands, 20340 James Monroe Highway south of Leesburg. The reception at Oak Hill will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tickets are $110 for MHAA Members and $125 for non-members and may be purchased at mosbyheritagearea.org/events or by calling 540-687-6681. Reservations are required.
A hot lunch, provided by the Building Fundraising Committee of the Church of Our Saviour Oatlands is included.
The Mosby Heritage Area Association has a mission of promoting preservation through education. For more information, go to mosbyheritagearea.org.