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Jefferson and Monticello Lecture Series

March 12 - May 7, 2012

Thomas Jefferson requested that only three of his many accomplishments be noted on his tombstone. We'll find out what he most wanted to be remembered for and lots more in this nine week exploration of his life, work and hobbies. We'll explore his broad interests and the extraordinary activities that have made him an enduring American legend. We'll journey into his life, his politics, his family, his plantation, his free and enslaved mountaintop community, as well as his world-famous home.

The lecturers for this course are all members of the Monticello professional staff, whose research and expertise mark them as leading authorities on various aspects of Jefferson and his legacy. A highlight of the course will be a special spring evening on the mountaintop that will include a special after-hours tour of Monticello (including rooms not normally open to the public) and a reception on the North Terrace.

Sessions and Lecturers:

Jefferson's Enlightenment Imagination
Gaye Wilson, Historian

The Political Jefferson
Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Ph.D., Saunders Director of the Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies

Archaeology at Monticello
Fraser Neiman, Ph.D., Director of Archaeology

The Gardens of Monticello
Peter J. Hatch, Director of Gardens and Grounds

Slavery at Monticello
Lucia C. Stanton, Shannon Senior Historian

Restoration at Monticello
Robert Self, Architectural Conservator

Thomas  Jefferson, 'enthusiast of the arts'
Susan R. Stein, Gilder Curator and Vice President for Museum Programs

Evening Tour and Reception at Monticello
(special early time - 6:00 p.m.)

Registration and Schedule Information

Offered each Spring.

Download forms from or in person at Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane, M-F, 8am-4:30pm. 15-minute registration parking is available right outside the building.

Course Number: 20952 NCSS 103
Dates/Time: 2012 dates: March 12 - May 7 (No class on April 9)
Location: UVA's Darden Graduate School of Business
Tuition & Fees: (2012 rate: $190)

Questions? Call the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at 434-982-5252.


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