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September 2019

Thomas Jefferson: Architectural Politician

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Join us for our annual lecture series. September will feature Dr. Craig Reynolds, Curator, Virginia State Capitol. There's little doubt that Thomas Jefferson devoted his life to building the nation and propagating a lasting American identity. Through patronage of the arts and architecture, Jefferson hoped to establish new American models and cultivate artistic taste among his fellow citizens. Yet, little attention has been given to Jefferson's use of diplomatic privilege, political authority, and even his bully pulpit in instituting dramatic…

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November 2019

Palladian Rigor and Cavalier Materials; The Building of Carter’s Grove

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for our annual lecture series. November will feature Ralph Harvard, in Partnership with the Antiquarian Society. Palladian Rigor and Cavalier Materials; The Building of Carter's Grove. A history of one of the most architecturally significant residences of the colonial period. This lecture is FREE in partnership with the Antiquarian Society. Registration required.

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February 2020

Exploring the Montpelier South Yard: Archaeology, Slavery, and Public Engagement

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10

Join us for our annual lecture series. February will feature Terry Brock, Assistant Director of Archaeology, James Madison's Montpelier. Exploring the Montpelier South Yard: Archaeology, Slavery, and Public Engagement at James Madison's Montpelier. Archaeology is one of the critical tools used to understand the lives of enslaved African Americans in Virginia. This talk will discuss how the intersection of archaeology and descendant community engagement were used to understand the past and present at James Madison’s Montpelier. Assistant Director of Archaeology…

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