Memories Matter: Community History Day

Saturday, February 1 - See what community groups are doing to tell local stories and Monticello and learn how to properly protect and store your family heirlooms. FREE. 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Passing In America

Saturday, February 8 - Historians Lisa Page and Catherine Kerrison join Pulitzer-Prize-wining journalist Clarence Page for a discussion on the history of African Americans "crossing over" to white society. FREE. 2 to 3 p.m.

Hemings Family Tour

Every day in February - See Monticello through the lens of the Hemings Family, the best documented enslaved family in the United States. 1:45 p.m.

Created Equal: Portraits of Civil Rights Heroes

Every day in February - On display at Monticello's visitor center: Portraits of Frederick Douglass, John Lewis and Fannie Lou Hamer by American artist Robert Shetterly as part of the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series.

Slavery at Monticello Tours

Every day in February - These guided outdoor tours focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Included in admission. Noon & 2 p.m.

In Richmond - Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

Every day in February - This exhibition at Richmond's Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia gives voice to the many enslaved families who built and maintained Monticello and highlights the stories of six families who, along with others, lived in slavery at Jefferson’s home and plantation for generations.


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Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello
Hear the stories of the descendants of Monticello's plantation community and trace their families from slavery to the present day.

 

Slavery at Monticello App
Our app, available for iOS and Android devices, introduces visitors to the individuals who lived and worked on Mulberry Row, once the industrial hub and “Main Street” of Thomas Jefferson’s 5,000-acre plantation. Free wifi is available on site.

Exploring Freedom & The Legacies of Slavery

Explore the stories of remarkable families and individuals — free and enslaved — from over seven generations, through Monticello's tours, exhibitions, digital resources and special events.