Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 15:30 - 18:30
Sold out! Begin your evening with an intimate tour revealing how the holidays were celebrated at Monticello. Visit the rarely seen third-floor dome room. At the conclusion of your tour, sample culinary delights from Jefferson's time paired with Virginia wine. You will go home with a copy of one of eight recipes found in Jefferson's own hand to inspire your holiday table. Arrive early to the Museum Shop and leave your items to pick up at the conclusion of your tour.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 18:00 - 20:00
Join us for an elegant garden party with celebrated landscape architect and author Thomas Woltz on the West Lawn of Monticello. Drawing on his work from Monticello, Woltz will speak about how modern design methods can improve ecology and reveal cultural and historic landscapes. Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, fine art, and architectural history. He was recently profiled in Elle Decor and Garden Design magazines.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 18:00 - 19:30
Visit a space not available to tours! Monticello’s South Pavilion was the first building on Monticello mountain and the space where young Thomas and Martha Jefferson lived as a newly married couple in 1772. Join Diane Ehrenpreis, Monticello’s Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts (and unofficial History Detective) as she shares new research that serves as the basis for our current interpretation of the South Pavilion.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 18:00 - 20:00
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Alan Taylor for an in-depth discussion on Thomas Jefferson, slavery in America, and the enslaved families who called Monticello home. Annette Gordon-Reed is Professor of Law and History at Harvard University and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She received a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for her work The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.