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This ticket provides admission to the Founder's Day event; separate tickets for house tours required
This ticket provides admission to the Founder's Day event; separate tickets for house tours required
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In Person and Livestreamed

Join us as we mark the 279th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth with a celebration and ceremony on Monticello's iconic West Lawn. The event will feature a keynote address from this year's Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Citizen Leadership, Sherrie Rollins Westin, and a performance by the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

The event will be livestreamed below, on Facebook, and on YouTube on April 13, 2022.

Ceremony Livestream

Keynote Speaker

Sherrie Rollins Westin

Citizen Leadership: Sherrie Rollins Westin, president of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street.” Westin leads efforts to serve vulnerable children through mass media and targeted initiatives in the United States and around the world.

 

Community Honors

Harriet Kuhr

As part of the Founder’s Day ceremony on April 13, Monticello will recognize the tremendous work of the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Award in Citizen Service. Harriet Kuhr, Executive Director of the IRC in Charlottesville and Richmond, will receive the award on behalf of her organization.


Other 2022 Medalists

Kenneth Frampton

Architecture: Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he has taught since 1972. Frampton is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in modern architecture.

Stephen Breyer

Law: Stephen Breyer, a graduate of Stanford, Oxford and Harvard Law School. In 1994, he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Bill Clinton. He will retire from the court at the end of the 2021-22 term.