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Upcoming Talks, Lectures and Conferences

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
After the end of the Seven Years War, British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Florida Keys, from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River, and across new islands in the West Indies. In order to better rule these vast dominions, Britain set out to map its new territories. Using more than...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Have you ever wondered how Jefferson dressed? What he looked like? How he carried himself? Maurizio Valsania answers these questions and more by drawing insights, not only from eighteenth-century record, but also from the fields of medical science, psychology, and cultural anthropology. The result...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
SOLD OUT! Tour the new restoration and see the furnishings in Jefferson’s private rooms with Diane Ehrenpreis, Monticello’s associate curator. You’ll see special features, including a folding screen in the bed alcove, a turning device for his clothes and green wallpaper in the Cabinet. $55 per...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
The American Revolution was a profoundly violent civil war and not, as it is often portrayed, the orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. Historian Holger Hoock exposes this reality in Scars of Independence: America’s Violent...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sold Out! Tour the new restoration and see the furnishings in Jefferson’s private rooms with Diane Ehrenpreis, Monticello’s associate curator. You’ll see special features, including a folding screen in the bed alcove, a turning device for his clothes and green wallpaper in the Cabinet. $55 per...
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This is date is Sold Out. Also offered on September 28 . Join us for a tasting tour to learn about some of the recipes Jefferson served at Monticello. Noted food historian Dr. Leni Sorensen will talk about some of Jefferson’s favorite dishes, sharing details of recipes, cookware he purchased in...
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a tasting tour to learn about some of the recipes Jefferson served at Monticello. Noted food historian Dr. Leni Sorensen will talk about some of Jefferson’s favorite dishes, sharing details of recipes, cookware he purchased in France and little-known facts about some foods we now take...
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Come hear about Betty Hemings, matriarch of the enslaved community, as well as the white overseers and hired slaves who called Tufton Farm home. A Monticello historian will share stories about the people who lived at this lesser-known area of the Monticello plantation on a walking tour. $55 per...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Come hear about Betty Hemings, matriarch of the enslaved community, as well as the white overseers and hired slaves who called Tufton Farm home. A Monticello historian will stories about the people who lived at this lesser-known area of the Monticello plantation on a walking tour. $55 per person, 5...

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