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Upcoming Talks, Lectures and Conferences

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Kamensky’s new book, Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley , recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley. Offered as part of the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book .
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Perhaps it is easy to view Jefferson as a two-dimensional historical figure, whose life, in hindsight, seems distant and predictable. Yet, much of what we take for granted about the United States today—religious freedom, the accessibility of education, and the size and reach of government—can be...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
For more than one-fifth of his life, Benjamin Franklin lived in London. He dined with prime ministers, members of parliament, even kings, as well as with Britain’s most esteemed intellectuals. George Goodwin gives an account of Franklin’s British years, disputing the commonly held perception of...
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us to hear author Julia Reed, the consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert, share her secrets on Southern entertaining. From spring garden lunches to Jefferson-themed dinner parties, Reed offers a feast of options for decorating and dining to set the mood for an unforgettable...
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
Tour the new restoration and see the furnishings in Jefferson’s private rooms with Diane Ehrenpreis, Monticello’s associate curator, as if you were his own guest. You’ll see special features, including a folding screen in the bed alcove, a turning device for his clothes and green wallpaper in the...
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
Tour the new restoration and see the furnishings in Jefferson’s private rooms with Diane Ehrenpreis, Monticello’s associate curator, as if you were his own guest. You’ll see special features, including a folding screen in the bed alcove, a turning device for his clothes and green wallpaper in the...
Thursday, September 21, 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...

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