A little birdie told me...
On Saturday February 10, Professor Bob Miller will talk about his book, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny, on Native American Radio Live with host Albert Cata. Bob will be on the program from 4:30-5:45 p.m. (PST). The show can be heard on the web at www.ksfr.org - all you have to do is click on the web address and then click on listen live.
Our very own Rick Britton will be giving a lecture on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 P.M. at the Historic Fluvanna Courthouse in Palmyra, Virginia, titled, "General John Hartwell Cocke of Fluvanna." The lecture is hosted by the Fluvanna County Historical Society and a reception at the Society's "Maggie's House" (next to the Old Stone Jail Museum on the Court Square in Palmyra) will follow.
The lecture is open to the public. For more information, call (434) 589-7910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next program in the Virginia Heritage Resource Center's Mining the Treasure House lecture series will be held at noon on Tuesday, 16 September 2008 in the conference rooms adjacent to the lobby of the Library of Virginia at 800 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond. The speakers will be J. Jefferson Looney, Editor-in-Chief of the Thomas Jefferson Papers, Retirement Series, and Lisa A. Francavilla, Managing Editor of that series.
Thought our loyal readers might be interested in some other Jefferson-related events coming up soon:
September 13, 2008Accuracy and Elegance: How Fry and Jefferson Made a Better map of VirginiaLibrary of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Recently on a weekend trip to D.C. I stopped in at the Library of Congress to visit the Thomas Jefferson's Library exhibit. This reconstructed library of the books Jefferson sold to Congress in 1815 was unveiled on Apr 12 this year as part of the new Library of Congress Experience, exhibits that allow users to interact with primary sources from American history.
At the recent Virginia Library Association conferenece, we were honored by the presence of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, or at least their Washington Nationals "Racing Presidents" incarnations. I was pleased to link arms with these august personages, and I was most impressed by their ability to navigate through low door frames and under-and-around light fixtures!
Tuckahoe Plantation, boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, is offering candlelit Christmas Tours of the house on December 13 and 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cost is $10.00. Click www.tuckhoeplantation.com for more details (select Christmas Tour for information on the tour and Contact for directions).
The Bradford pear trees are blooming this week (at least I think they're Bradford pear trees, but I have been known to misidentify plants), and for once on the first official day of the season it actually seems like said season. Just in time for all this, there's a new book from the University of Virginia Press: Historic Virginia Gardens: Preservation Wo