Introducing TOM Talks℠ (Topics on Monticello) — a new series of talks featuring distinguished speakers, insider opportunities, and topics related to all facets of Monticello and Thomas Jefferson. There are three ways to reserve tickets for TOM Talks℠:
- Subscribe to the full series of four for $199 (a 17% savings)
- Select from the talks listed below
- Call our Reservations office at (434) 984-9800
A portion of each ticket represents a tax-deductible gift to support Monticello.
Monday, April 22
André Viette • Gardens: Tips for the Modern Gardener, Plants Jefferson Knew
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Garden Club of Virginia by joining us for an elegant garden party with horticulturist, author, and lecturer André Viette on the West Lawn of Monticello from 6 to 8 p .m. Viette is a graduate of Cornell’s School of Floriculture and a recipient of the Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor for his outstanding service to horticulture. He will speak about the changes in gardening from Jefferson’s time to the present. Enjoy informal tours of Monticello and the gardens, fine Virginia wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. $65 per person, West Lawn.
Tuesday, July 16
Bill Barker • “Being Jefferson”
Bill Barker has “been” Thomas Jefferson for almost 20 years. Barker shares his experiences portraying Thomas Jefferson. A history major and professional actor and director, Barker has portrayed our third president at numerous venues throughout the United States and in Europe, including the White House and the Palace of Versailles. Private reception and conversation with Bill Barker, 6-8 pm. $65 per person, Montalto.
Tuesday, September 10 (Sold Out) and Thursday, September 12
Shadwell • Jefferson’s First Family Home at Shadwell Plantation
Monticello’s Research Archaeologist Derek Wheeler will lead this visit to the site of Thomas Jefferson’s birth, sharing details of the plantation during Jefferson’s childhood when Shadwell was the family home. Shadwell visit, 6-7:30 pm. Light snacks. Moderate outdoor walking is involved. $45 per person, Shadwell.
Tuesday, November 13
“The Image of the President in the American Mind”
This TOM Talk℠ features a distinguished speaker panel representing the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Discussion, 6-7 pm. Private reception and booksigning, 7-8 pm. $65 per person, Milstein Theater at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center.