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Black History Month at Monticello

February 2
Memories Matter: Community History Workshop
Bring your family heirlooms and learn how to properly store and care for them. Record your family history at the story booth in the Heritage Center. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

February 9
Rosalind Withers and the Withers Collection: “Goodnight My Love"

Come see and hear the history-changing stories of Rosalind Withers, daughter of celebrated photographer Ernest Withers who captured some of the most iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement. 2:00 to 3:30 pm

February 9
Let's Go Explore the Past Through Archaeology

In honor of Black History Month, join Monticello archaeologists in the Archaeology Lab to discover how the enslaved community lived at Monticello. 10am to noon pm

February 24
We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

Join us for a free pop-up jazz performance of “We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite” which was released in 1960 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation and celebrate the Civil Rights Movement protests. 7 pm

Every day in February
Hemings Family Tour

See Monticello through the lens of the Hemings Family, the best documented enslaved family in the United States. 1:45 pm

Every day in February
Slavery at Monticello Tours
These guided outdoor tours focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Included in admission. Noon & 2 pm



Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello
Hear the stories of the descendants of Monticello's plantation community and trace their families from slavery to the present day.

Slavery at Monticello App
Our app, available for iOS and Android devices, introduces visitors to the individuals who lived and worked on Mulberry Row, once the industrial hub and “Main Street” of Thomas Jefferson’s 5,000-acre plantation. Free wifi is available on site.



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