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Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
434-525-1806 www.poplarforest.org

February 2019

Winter Weekends at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 9, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Spend time as Jefferson did—in the home designed as his personal retreat. Read and relax in a historic setting, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea, explore our grounds or engage with special exhibits and vignettes. And on Saturdays, join us for gallery talks led by experts on subjects related to Jefferson’s time, including the eventful year of 1819. A LOOK AT THE YEAR 1819 A momentous year, 1819 was fraught with peril: a financial panic gripped the nation—and Jefferson himself; an…

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March 2019

Opening Day at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Poplar Forest re-opens daily, offering guided tours and a host of special events. Explore the Founding Father’s private retreat on an hour-long tour; guides share true stories and anecdotes about Jefferson’s life at Poplar Forest and that of his enslaved workers gleaned from his correspondence and diaries, as well as archaeological evidence. For more insight into the work and lives of the enslaved residents, weekend visitors have the opportunity to add an Enslaved Community Tour (when available) to their itinerary…

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Opening Weekend Trail Hike at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Discover the natural beauty of the landscape that captivated Thomas Jefferson. Join Dr. Eric Proebsting, the Director of Archaeology and Landscapes at Poplar Forest for an afternoon hike through meadows and woodlands, and around the creeks on the plantation grounds. Admission is $10 per person. Reservations are suggested, as participation is limited to 20.

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April 2019

Naturalization Ceremony

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Join Poplar Forest and the Blue Ridge and Poplar Forest Chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) in welcoming 30 new American citizens in honor of Thomas Jefferson’s 276th birthday. Birthday cake will be served to all, following the ceremony. Admission to the ceremony is included with general admission to Poplar Forest. Admission includes a guided house tour and self-guided exploration of exhibits in the lower level of the house, the Wing of Offices, the ornamental…

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Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Ball

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Come celebrate Jefferson’s 276th birthday in the style of his time! Join us for an elegant evening of festivities, including a birthday toast, cake cutting and colonial-era dancing, with performance and instruction by the Regency Society of Virginia, and featuring early-American violin and fiddle music. Wear your era-appropriate colonial clothing or modern cocktail attire and honor another year of Jefferson’s enduring legacy. Birthday Ball—7 P.M. The ball begins with a champagne toast and cake reception, followed by a Regency-style dance…

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Jefferson & Adams: On Stage and In Conversation

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Jefferson & Adams: On Stage and In Conversation At the Academy Center of Arts, A Two-Act Drama by Howard Ginsberg Experience the passion and ideals that inspired a revolution and the birth of a new nation through the eyes of Thomas Jefferson and his good friend, fellow revolutionary and political rival, John Adams. Join Poplar Forest for a special performance of Jefferson & Adams: On Stage and In Conversation at the Academy Center of the Arts, Historic Academy of Music…

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