The James Monroe Museum is pleased to present a free screening of a new documentary, Monroe Hill, by acclaimed filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley. Funded by an award by the Jefferson Trust, Monroe Hill traces the roots and historical context of Monroe’s first home in Albemarle County, and its transformation over a period of three decades until the laying of the cornerstone at the University of Virginia on Oct. 6, 1817. Among contributors to the film are Dan Preston, editor of the Papers of James Monroe; Sara Bon-Harper, executive director of Ash Lawn-Highland; and James Monroe Museum director Scott Harris.
The screening is Monday, Feb. 15 (Presidents Day) at 7 p.m. in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center. Popcorn will be provided, and a reception will follow the screening. Parking will be available in the lot next to the Jepson Science Center.