In the Spirit of the People is a joint project of the Museum and the Papers of James Monroe prepared by museum studies students at the University of Mary Washington. This exhibit of ten vinyl panels commemorates the bicentennial of President Monroe’s first national tour, highlighting his visits to, New York, Boston, Detroit, Ohio, and western Pennsylvania. 

During Monroe County’s Bicentennial Celebration the exhibit, sponsored by the Monroe County Museum, will travel around the county.

It is being displayed at the Bedford Branch Library through the end of August. 

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