2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, VA  22902
(434) 293-8000 | fax (434) 979-9181
Contact: Jason Woodle, Marketing and Events Manager
jwoodle@highland.org | highland.org

October 23, 2018

James Monroe’s Highland to host Home Educator Day on November 7

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — James Monroe’s Highland will host Home Educator Day on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to guided tours geared toward home educator families, participants can enjoy additional historic demonstrations and craft activities including:

  • Open hearth cooking
  • War of 1812 militia soldiers
  • Wool spinning demonstration
  • Performances by Elizabeth Kortright Monroe
  • Cross stitch sampling program
  • Additional historic games and crafts

“On November 7 we will offer a fun sample of educational activities," said Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper. “This event will be of interest to home school families as well as others who would like to see our range of historic programming."

Admission is $5 per participant and adult chaperone. Children under 6 years old and Monroe's Farm Friends are admitted FREE. Guided tour times will be available every 20 minutes beginning at 10:20 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Guests must register online to guarantee a specific tour time. Visit https://highland.org/event/home-educator-day-at-highland/ to register.

About James Monroe’s Highland
Highland, the home of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, is adjacent to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Purchased by Monroe in 1793, the property was home to the Monroe family for nearly 25 years. Acquired by William & Mary (Monroe’s alma mater) in 1974, Highland offers tours each day, hosts community and private events, and features a robust museum shop including a Virginia Artisans Room. For hours, directions and more information, visit highland.org or call 434-293-8000.