February 1, 2023

Documenting War Experiences: Oral Testimonies and Social Media Archives in Ukraine (George Mason University)

Turdean, McClurken Named to Monroe Board

UMW Chief of Staff and Professor of History and American Studies Jeffrey W. McClurken and Professor of Historic Preservation Cristina Turdean of Fredericksburg have been appointed by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin to serve on the James Monroe Law Office – Museum and Memorial Library – Board of Regents. “Today I am announcing a new group of appointees to serve the citizens of Virginia by working in my administration and on boards throughout state government,” Gov. Youngkin said in the release. “I look forward to the great work these dedicated individuals will do for the commonwealth.”

UMW Museums Executive Director Scott Harris said the board “provides advice to the [UMW] Board of Visitors on the operation of the museum, on policy issues related to the museum, and on the best ways in which the museum can promote and publicize the life and accomplishments of President James Monroe.”

Harris Gives Updates on University Museums on ‘Town Talk’

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

Executive Director of University Museums Scott Harris shared updates on UMW’s Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont in Stafford and James Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg on WFVA Radio’s ‘Town Talk.’ Listen to the segment.

Town Talk-University of Mary Washington Museums (WFVA)

Bales and Harris Key to Horatio Alger Convention

Jack Bales, UMW reference and humanities librarian emeritus, hosted the Horatio Alger Society Convention in Fredericksburg for the second consecutive year, and Scott H. Harris, executive director of UMW Museums, spoke at the event. The conference included the presentation of an award to a local high school student. The event was featured in “Horatio Alger Society Gathers in Fredericksburg, Honors Local Student” in The Free Lance-Star. Read more.

Harris Shares Museum Events With B101.5

Executive Director of University of Mary Washington Museums Scott Harris

Executive Director of University of Mary Washington Museums Scott Harris

Executive Director of University of Mary Washington Museums Scott Harris spoke on an episode of Town Talk on B101.5 Radio. Harris shared information on events at Gari Melcher’s Home and Studio and the James Monroe Museum. Listen to the segment.

 

Town Talk: UMW Museums (B101.5)

Harris Interviewed on ‘Town Talk’ About UMW Museums

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

UMW Museums Executive Director Scott Harris recently went on “Town Talk with Ted Schubel” to provide an  update on happenings at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont and the James Monroe Museum. Listen here.

Harris Discusses Local Museums Reopening on Town Talk

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris appeared on Town Talk with Ted Schubel on WFVA, joining Washington Heritage Museum’s Anne Darron to discuss how the pandemic and social unrest has impacted local museums – and what the future looks like. Listen here.

Harris Interviewed on Town Talk

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris discussed upcoming programs at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont and the James Monroe Museum downtown on Town Talk with Ted Schubel. Listen here.