Challenge Grant from Mary Morton Parsons Foundation to support Highland’s Historic Landscape project

We are thrilled that Highland has received a $50,000 Challenge Grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation in support of Highland’s historic landscape, and our work to research and re-imagine it. In order to receive the full grant amount, we must raise $100,000 by December 2018.

With your generous support, we can conduct research to more fully understand the historic landscape through archaeology and architectural history. Additional funds may be directed to remove later landscape features and reveal Monroe’s property as it appeared while owned by the 5th U.S. President.

Our initial grant-supported work will be excavation to more fully reveal the recently discovered Monroe main house, and documentation of the current standing structures. Our current plans are not to re-build the main house, but to explore ways to recreate the Monroe landscape through digital technology.

Please help us meet the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation’s Challenge to explore this fascinating chapter in U.S. history. For more information about this project, please contact Sara Bon-Harper, Executive Director of James Monroe’s Highland, at

Your gift to Highland during this period allows us to reach our goal for the Parsons challenge grant. To make a gift, click “Donate Now!”