Friday, June 2, 2017

James Monroe (yes that James Monroe) to visit New Haven again

According to the New Haven MuseumJames Monroe "will return to New Haven 200 years after his original visit—not in human or spectral form, but in a special, travelling exhibit: 'In the Spirit of the People: James Monroe's 1817 Tour of the Northern States.'”
Further, "Never one to fall behind in fashion, Monroe will be tweeting about his experience once he arrives in the Elm City. Though he is new to Twitter, his messages are expected to be relatively erudite," according to a release.
The commemorative exhibit will open at the New Haven Museum on June 3, and run through June 24, 2017, the release said.
Monroe’s tweets are available:at
Monroe, fifth president of the U.S. visited New Haven June 20-22, 1817, visiting the large Eli Whitney arms manufacturing facility, the release noted.
“'In the Spirit of the People' is made up of 10 full-color vinyl banners containing images, quotations, and captions to present a history of (Monroe's) northern tour and convey a sense of the exuberance it generated," the release said.  "The first three banners introduce viewers to James Monroe and offer an overall summary of the tour.  The next six banners focus on specific locations that Monroe visited, with one banner dedicated to each.  The final banner offers interactive educational links as well as credits for the exhibit's sponsorship and preparation.
"The exhibit is a joint project of The James Monroe Museum and The Papers of James Monroe, both of which are administered by the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia."
The New Haven Museum is at 114 Whitney Ave. For more information visit or call 203-562-4183.
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