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Upcoming Talks, Lectures and Conferences

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
As part of the 2015 Virginia Festival of the Book , Richard Dunn will give a talk on his book, A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia. Digging into archives from the mid-18th century to emancipation, Dunn’s assembled genealogies of three generations trace details of...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Experience a behind-the-scenes visit with Assistant Curator Emilie Johnson to explore Monticello’s family spaces through the perspectives of the people who lived in this home. Johnson will also speak about the dynamics within the Monticello household. $55 per person, 6-7:30 p.m., with reception...
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Gardiner Hallock, Monticello’s architectural historian, will outline the current transformational project called Reuniting Monticello’s Mountaintop Landscape, which reestablishes the link between the ornamental landscape surrounding the houseand its connection to the functioning plantation. A tour...
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
In celebration of Garden Week in Virginia, join us for a conversation with Stephen Orr, Executive Editor, Condé Nast Traveler and author of The New American Herbal , a historically minded but modern approach to using herbs. Orr, a celebrated writer, editor and photographer who worked at Martha...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jefferson returned from France with 86 crates of furnishings, knowledge of the most sophisticated Parisian me¬chanical and metamorphic furniture, and an ap¬preciation for French architecture. Diane Ehrenpreis, Monticello’s Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, will show how these adaptations...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Learn about current restoration projects with Gardiner Hallock, Monticello’s Architectural Historian. Sites include the Weavers Cottage, the Dependencies and Jefferson’s bedroom. 6-7:30 p.m., with reception after site visit. $55 per person (a portion of the ticket price includes a charitable gift...

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