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Special Event

Founder's Day and Jefferson's Birthday Celebration

Free Public Ceremony

Admission required for house tours.

West Lawn of Monticello
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Monticello will mark the 274th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth with a celebration and ceremony on the West Lawn with a pre-ceremony performance beginning at 9:45 a.m., featuring a keynote address by Chef Alice Waters, the 2017 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. 


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