James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library

Fredericksburg is home to a small museum dedicated to James Monroe, last of the Founding Fathers and the 5th President of the United States of America. Considering the large role he played in the American Revolution, it is surprising that this memorial library is so small. One day we will have to make it out to Ash Lawn-Highland in Charlottesville, which was Monroe’s official residence for 24 years.

This particular museum, which is on property that once belonged to Monroe, was opened in the late 1920′s as a place for Monroe’s descendants to house their personal collections that had been handed down. Photography is not allowed inside the museum so here are some of the outside.
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William J. Clinton Presidential Center

Arkansas-Mississippi Road Trip Part 1 (View Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)

Arkansas & Mississippi, two states I never thought I would ever visit (it never crossed my mind)… Yet last weekend, there we were on another adventure, from Little Rock to Natchez via Vicksburg.
map of little rock arkansas to vicksburg, mississippi

We flew in to Little Rock, Arkansas early Friday evening and upon arriving in Little Rock, we drove around the city to check out the capital building and to see the historic Little Rock Central High School, which played a key role in the American Civil Rights Movement.
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