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In honor of Thomas Jefferson’s 281st birthday, will you help us preserve and protect Monticello for generations to come?


In August of 1805, Thomas Jefferson received an extraordinary delivery at the President’s House in Washington, D.C. Sent by Lewis & Clark from Fort Mandan, the shipment consisted of plants, maps, Native American artifacts, live animals, and more, all collected during the two-year expedition.

Join us for a Q&A with Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Bill Barker, where he will reflect on the artifacts sent by Lewis and Clark and importance of the shipment to the scientific community.