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Upcoming Talks, Lectures and Conferences

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebrated photographer Ernest Withers chronicled history with his camera lens, capturing some of the most iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement. He was at the Montgomery bus boycott, the Memphis sanitation workers strike, and even at the Lorraine Motel moments after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
In Jefferson on Display, Monticello's Shannon Historian Gaye Wilson shows how Thomas Jefferson fashioned his public image to promote his political agenda. During his long career, Jefferson even used the setting for elegant dinners to fabricate a careful form of political branding - shifting his...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6 pm to 8 pm Both dates are sold out! Join first-person interpreter Nicole Brown for a one-hour walking tour of Monticello focusing on the life of Thomas Jefferson's wife, Martha. A private reception and question-and-answer period will follow the tour. Brown is a first-...
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join Lee Buttala as he shares tips along with glorious photos of some of our oldest and most interesting, plants, flowers and crops. Buttala is the former executive director of Seed Savers Exchange , which is dedicated to the preservation of America’s garden and farming heritage. He is an Emmy...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6 pm to 8 pm Niya Bates, Historian of Slavery and African American Life at Monticello, will share the stories and history of some of the many African Americans who lived and worked at Monticello's Gatehouse. Eliza Coleman lived here, Stanley Ferguson was a gatekeeper, and...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Niya Bates, Historian of Slavery and African American Life at Monticello, will share the stories and history of some of the many African Americans who lived and worked at Monticello's Gatehouse. Eliza Coleman lived here, Stanley Ferguson was a gatekeeper, and Willis Henderson was a guide at...
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Keith Nevison and Gabriele Rausse invite you to a “sip, dip and graze” your way through a Tufton Farm dining event. We’ll dine in Tufton’s rose garden with foods from Tufton including Monticello jams, jellies with cheeses and crackers, a salad of edible flowers, vegetables from the Monticello...
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join violinist David Sariti for a musical afternoon featuring the music Thomas Jefferson would have heard while living in Paris. Sariti is the Director of the University of Virginia's Baroque Orchestra and a member of Mr. Jefferson’s Musicians, a nationally recognized group of period musicians who...

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