Celebrating July 4th at Monticello - A Look Back

July 4, 1926 Dr Edwin Alderman, President of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA;  Ms. Charles Fisher Taylor, Goldsboro, North Carolina Vice President League of American Pen Women [for N.C]; and  Dr. Murphey of North Carolina. All hold the NOn July 4, 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at Monticello. In this photo, Edwin Watson is at FDR's left hand as the President delivers his 4th of July speech at Monticello’s West Front.July 4, 1936.  Franklin D. Roosevelt arriving through the gates of Monticello.July 4, 1947. President Truman arrives to speak at Monticello in honor of Independence Day.July 4, 1947 President Truman speaks at Monticello.July 4, 1947 President Truman at MonticelloJuly 4, 1969 Monticello's 4th of July CelebrationJuly 4, 1969 July 4th Celebration at MonticelloJuly 4, 1970 Swearing-in CeremonyJuly 4, 1972 On Monticello's East FrontJuly 4, 1972 Flags at Monticello's July 4th celebrationJuly 4, 1976 Gerald Ford at MonticelloJuly 4, 1973 Monticello's Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1990 Govenor Douglas Wilder speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1992 Carl Sagan speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1993 President John T. Casteen speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1994 David McCullough speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1995 Roberto C. Goizueta speaks at Monticello's Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1995 Roberto C. Goizueta speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1996 Richard Moe speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1997 Colin Powell speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1998 Andrew Young speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 1999 Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, IIIJuly 4, 2000 Madeleine Albright speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 2001 Vartan Gregorian speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 2002 Frank McCourt speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 2004 - Swearing-in at Monticello's Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 2006 Christo and Jeanne-Claude speak at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 2005 I. M. Pei speaks at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyJuly 4, 2007 Sam Waterston at Monticello's July 4th Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony