April 13 is both Thomas Jefferson’s birthday and Founder’s Day at the University of Virginia. While we are unable to hold our annual in-person Founder’s Day event due to COVID-19, we’re still marking the day with a special livestream.
Join us here, on our Facebook page, or our YouTube channel on Tuesday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. EST for a live Q&A with Thomas Jefferson, interpreted by our own Bill Barker. Mr. Jefferson will use the occasion of his birthday, April 13, to discuss his vision for education in America and answer questions from viewers.
- Learn more about the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals »
- Watch: Sylvia Earle, renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence and 2019 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership.
- Watch: Cary Fowler, founder of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, at the 2018 Founder's Day and Jefferson's Birthday Celebration at Monticello at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello