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March 2018

Virginia Festival of the Book, Jamestown: The Truth Revealed

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In partnership with the 24th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book, Highland, the home of President James Monroe, will host William Kelso, author of Jamestown: The Truth Revealed, on Sunday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. Kelso, in conversation with archaeologist…

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Historic Tree Walk at Highland

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

*** EVENT FULL *** Join us on Friday March 30, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., for a tree walk with the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards! Participants will learn more about Highland's trees during this free 90-minute walk at James…

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April 2018

Highland Honey and Mead Tasting

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, April 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Highland Honey and Mead Tasting. Guests will have a chance to speak with our volunteer beekeepers, sample honey from Highland and around the world, and enjoy music…

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Annual Highland Sheep Shearing

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

*** Sheep Shearing rescheduled for inclement weather to Sunday, April 22 *** Highland’s annual sheep shearing will take place on Sunday, April 22 (rain or shine). At 2:30 p.m. Tom Stanley will demonstrate the New Zealand sheep shearing method at…

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Highland Rustic Trails Opening

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are pleased to announce that the Highland Rustic Trail system will officially open on April 28, 2018! Join us from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to celebrate with music from The Front Porch Roots Music School, games, refreshments, a…

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Lunch with James Monroe

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In honor of James Monroe's 260th birthday, join us for a lunch with James Monroe on Saturday April 28, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 pm. James Monroe reenactor Dennis Bigelow will share first person accounts from Monroe's life and answer audience questions.…

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May 2018

Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, May 6, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., for the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase. Virginia’s folk masters and their apprentices will be here at Highland for a celebration of traditional music, food, and crafts. The festival…

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Girl Scout Day at Highland

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration Closed Join us on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, for Girl Scout Day at James Monroe's Highland! Experience arts and crafts outdoors at the home of the Fifth President of the United States. Participate in…

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June 2018

Woodworking Demonstration with Roger Authers

June 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

On Saturday June 16, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Roger Authers, artisan and wood turner, will be at the Highland Museum Shop demonstrating his craft. This demonstration is FREE and open to the public. Come learn about the art of…

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“On the Farm with Mr. Monroe” French and Spanish Immersion Camp: First June Session

June 18 @ 8:45 am - June 22 @ 3:15 pm

Highland, the home of President James Monroe, in a partnership with the Speak! Language Center and the International School of Charlottesville, is excited to announce On the Farm with Mr. Monroe! This French and Spanish immersion camp for children ages…

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