Event — The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library

James Monroe Inauguration Bicentennial Celebration

Where: Monroe Hall, University of Mary Washingtonjay-harrison-presidential-portrait-smaller-file-size

1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Details: James Monroe was inaugurated for his first term as the nation’s fifth president on March 4, 1817, ushering in what became known as the “Era of Good Feelings.”
On this 200th anniversary of his first inauguration, the public is invited to witness Monroe’s inaugural address and the oath of office as administered by his longtime friend and occasional political adversary, Chief Justice John Marshall. The presidential party, including Elizabeth Monroe, will be welcomed by a color guard and the Historical Trumpets and Flutes ensemble of the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Living history interpreters, including James Monroe (James “Jay” G. Harrison III) Elizabeth Monroe (Heidi Stello), James Madison (Charles Wissinger), Dolley Madison (Katherine Spivey), military reenactors and members of Regency Era organizations, will interact with attendees before and after the ceremony.

If you are unable to attend the event, the live stream will be available here. Please note, the link will not go live until 15 minutes before the event begins.

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Cost: Free