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Founder's Day and Jefferson's Birthday Celebration

Free Public Ceremony

Admission required for house tours.

West Lawn of Monticello
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Cary Fowler outside the Svalbard Global Seed VaultMonticello will mark the 275th 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 the 2018 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership, Cary Fowler — founder of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the world’s largest collection of crop diversity, housing more than 930,000 distinct varieties.

Cary Fowler at the 2018 Founder's Day and Jefferson's Birthday Celebration at Monticello from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello on Vimeo.

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Event At A Glance:
Around 1 hour
Family-friendly
Outdoor

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