A new six-part lecture series, “Jefferson’s Neighborhood Too” begins Tuesday September 13 on Montalto for a literal, intellectual and figurative overview of Thomas Jefferson’s neighborhood. We’ll also visit the Jefferson home site at Shadwell, then build on previous lectures to incorporate Jefferson’s creation of an “ornamental precinct” around Monticello, the work in bringing food from the gardens to the dining table, and the image created by Jefferson’s family to manage his reputation. The series will conclude with an informal reception at Monticello and a private tour of the House and dependencies focusing on Jefferson’s interest in grape cultivation. Indoor lectures at the Jefferson Library. Light to moderate walking outdoors during site visits. In cases of extreme weather outdoor lectures will be moved to an indoor location.
Numbers are limited, advance registration is required. $135