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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
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.



Event At A Glance:
Around 1 hour

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