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Highland brings “Discovering the Home of President James Monroe” Exhibit online on Google Arts & Culture

New web exhibit a part of Google Arts & Culture Presidents’ Day Collection

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — James Monroe’s Highland announces a new web exhibit, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, now accessible at https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/partner/james-monroes-highland. Titled Discovering the Home of President James Monroe,

the web exhibit focuses on the research in archaeology and architectural history central to the interpretation of Highland. The new exhibit is part of Google Arts & Culture’s Presidents’ Day Collection.

 

“We are proud to be able to share our most exciting discoveries with the online community,” said Highland Executive Director Sara Bon-Harper. “The inclusion of James Monroe’s Highland in the Presidents’ Day Collection is even more relevant this year as we celebrate the bicentennial of James Monroe’s inauguration as the fifth President of the United States.”

 

Starting today, the new web exhibit and over 50 images from James Monroe’s Highland can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world. This all comes as part of Google Arts & Culture’s Presidents’ Day collection, (g.co/americandemocracy) celebrating the history of the United States presidency from George Washington to present day.

 

About Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture is a new, immersive way to experience art, history, culture and world wonders from over a thousand organizations worldwide. Google Arts & Culture has been created by the Google Cultural Institute and it is available for free for everyone on the web, on iOS and Android. Read more about Google Arts & Culture here.

 

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.

 

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