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Upcoming Talks, Lectures and Conferences

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Monticello's entrance Hall for an immersive and sensory musical experience from the internationally recognized artists of Charlottesville's Victory Hall Opera. Limited seating for this exclusive, one-of-a-kind event. Limited seating for this exclusive, one-of-a-kind event. $110 per...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Monticello’s entrance Hall for an immersive sensory experience from the internationally recognized artists of Charlottesville’s Victory Hall Opera. The performance will bring to life Monticello as Thomas Jefferson knew it, and include the sounds and songs that Jefferson, his family and...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
“Did Aaron Burr conspire to overthrow the government, dismember the union, or make himself emperor of Mexico? James Lewis’ compelling history shows how frustrated efforts to answer these questions reflected deep – and amply justified – anxieties about America’s future. The Burr Conspiracy offers a...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pat Foreman, aka “the Chicken Whisperer”, will teach us about chickens at Monticello. Poultry was a major source of food and income for the enslaved community at Monticello. Copying trends in England, Jefferson’s family also bred ornamental and bantam fowl and likely kept them as pets. $55 per...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come visit the restored South Wing, our newest project. Curators will share the stories of the people who lived or worked in these spaces. Archaeologists will lead a tour explaining how Jefferson’s design and use of the spaces changed over time. See the remains of Monticello’s first kitchen and...
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Come behind the scenes with Monticello's "history detectives" as they share how their investigation transformed the rooms most closely associated with Jefferson and how their understanding of Monticello has changed. This day-long program includes breakfast, talks, discussion, a box lunch, and a...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Come visit the restored South Wing, our newest project, with our top experts. Archaeologists will lead a tour explaining how Jefferson’s design and use of the spaces changed over time. Curators will share the stories of the people who lived or worked in these spaces. See the remains of Monticello’s...
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Monticello’s research archaeologist Derek Wheeler will lead this visit to the site of Thomas Jefferson’s birthplace. On this walking tour, he will share details of the plantation during Jefferson’s childhood, when Shadwell was the family home. $45 per person, 5:30 PM. Also offered on October 4 ...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Monticello’s research archaeologist Derek Wheeler will lead this visit to the site of Thomas Jefferson’s birthplace. On this walking tour, he will share details of the plantation during Jefferson’s childhood, when Shadwell was the family home. $45 per person, 5:30 PM. Also offered on September 27...

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