Andrew Tisch, prominent businessman, civic leader and co-author of a new book on the American immigrant experience, will deliver the keynote address and later sign books along with co-author Mary Skafidas.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to see a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, generously loaned by David M. Rubenstein. This historic document, one of only 26 surviving copies, will be on display in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello.
Admission to the ceremony is FREE and open to the public. The ceremony will also be live streamed here and on Monticello's Facebook page.
In homage to Mr. Jefferson, who opened the President’s House to the public on July 4th, we will host a Jeffersonian Open House with free walk-through tours from 11:15 AM to 1 PM following the ceremony. House tour reservations are first-come, first-served.
Parking is available at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Shuttle reservations are recommended to secure a shuttle time to Monticello. Please arrive by 8 AM to allow time for parking and security.