History comes alive at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at an Evening with "President James Monroe."
Experience a magical evening with costumed Monroe interpreter Dennis Bigelow!
Tuesday, July 3rd
24th Street Park
This one-time event is free and open to the public. Bring your own chair or blanket!
For years Dennis Bigelow has served as the costumed Monroe interpreter at Ash Lawn-Highland, next to Monticello. Jefferson asked Monroe to lay the cornerstone of the University of Virginia at nearby Charlottesville on grounds once owned by Monroe and adjacent to Dennis Bigelow’s own birthplace.
A Fortune 500 communications specialist and a Screen Actors Guild performer, DB anchored “Today in Banking” for Satellite Conference Network and was a spokesperson for USA Today. While vice president of New York’s Veterans Hospital Radio and Television Guild, Dennis Bigelow was recognized by Veterans Affairs “for his effectiveness in drama therapy” with hospitalized vets. Ancestral nephew of Chief Justice John Marshall (life-long friend and hut mate of Monroe’s at Valley Forge), DB taught history through Louisa Teamworks/Piedmont VA community College. He served as a U.S. Marine officer 1967-70, with assignment to Armed Forces Radio & TV before going to Vietnam.
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