Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 – 6:00pm – 8:00 Pavilion VII

The future first lady Elizabeth Kortright was a stylish New Yorker when she met and married the Revolutionary War veteran, Virginian James Monroe. Subsequent decades saw the young bride mature into a statesman’s spouse, traveling the world with him and conducting a form of diplomacy in her own right. This lecture explores Elizabeth Kortright Monroe’s role in private and public life, and illustrates chapters in both a marriage and the development of the young United States. The “preservation of the American Union” was James Monroe’s core project during his presidency, and he seems to have applied the same commitment to the Monroes’ marriage of 44 years.

Doors to open at 6:00 for light refreshments, lecture to begin promptly at 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Sign up today at https://member.colonnadeclubuva.com