Travel Class - Jefferson In Albemarle: His Life and TimesEvery Thursday at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:00pm
The Senior Center Inc.’s
“Jefferson In Albemarle: His Life & Times”
Introduction—Biographies of Thomas Jefferson often focus on his years of public service in Philadelphia, Paris, New York, and of course Washington, DC. These were his years away from his beloved Monticello. This new class, however—delivered by a host of experts—presents our Third President in his “country,” his native Albemarle County. Join us and we’ll learn where and how he grew up, how he interacted with his family, how he treated the unfortunates he owned, how he experimented with seeds and plants, how he managed the “hobby” of his old age, and how he navigated his innumerable retirement woes.
Our Lecturers—Archaeologist, Historian, and William & Mary Professor Susan Kern; Author and Historian Rick Britton; Independent Scholar and Culinary Historian Leni Sorensen; Author, Researcher, and Historian Ann Lucas, Author and Historian Alan Pell Crawford; and Author and Historian Peter Hatch, Monticello’s Director of Gardens and Grounds from 1977 to 2012.
The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. on six consecutive Thursdays (except for June 5th, a Wednesday), 6:oo–7:3o pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $7o.oo—guests: $8o.oo.
• Thursday, May 23rd - 6:oo PM - “Before Monticello: The Jeffersons & Early Albemarle” - Susan Kern
• Thursday, May 30th - 6:oo PM - “The Founding of the U.Va.” - Rick Britton
• Wednesday, June 5th - 6:oo PM - “Slavery at Monticello” - Leni Sorensen
• Thursday, June 13th - 6:oo PM - “Jefferson’s Grandchildren at Monticello” - Ann Lucas
• Thursday, 20th - 6:oo PM - “Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson” - Alan Pell Crawford
• Thursday, June 27th - 6:oo PM - “A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello” - Peter Hatch
• Thursday, July 11th - Travel Session: The Virginia State Capitol (designed by Jefferson), Richmond’s Black history Museum, plus lunch at the Tobacco Company! (Bus tour departs 9:00 AM, returns 5:30 PM. Travel session is a separate charge.)
For more information call the Senior Center Travel at (434) 974-6538,
Open to all.
Location: Senior Center
Travel Lecture - Madison, Monroe, and WilsonSaturday, August 24, 2013 at 9:00am
Join us at beautiful and historic Ash Lawn-Highland—in the new air-conditioned events barn—as three historians explore War and the Presidency. Beth Taylor (former Director of Education at James Madison’s Montpelier), will speak on “James Madison and the War of 1812,” Scott Harris (Director of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library), will talk on “James Monroe’s Wars,” and Dr. Don Wilson (President of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum), will deliver a lecture on “Woodrow Wilson and World War I.” Saturday’s events also include a meet-and-greet beforehand, a behind-the-scenes tour of Monroe’s “cabin castle,” and a light lunch!
Open to all.
Location: Ashlawn - Highland
Travel Class - The Jefferson PeriodThursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:00pm
When it comes to the study of Piedmont Virginia’s rich architectural history, one name immediately comes to mind: K. Edward Lay. Now retired, but still extremely busy, Ed Lay is the Cary D. Langhorne Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he taught architecture, architectural history, and historic preservation. During a distinguished career spanning over four decades, Ed Lay—through his teaching, his writing, and his wonderfully popular tours—has been enlightening young and old about our region’s beautiful and historic built environment. Now, this fall, join Professor Lay at the Senior Center as he explores the magnificent architecture of “The Jefferson Period.”
The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. for five sessions (all Thursdays except October 2nd, a Wednesday), 6:oo–7:3o pm. Charge: Senior Center members: $7o.oo—guests: $8o.oo.
• Thursday, Sept. 5th - 6:oo pm – “An Overview of Architecture in Virginia, 1607-1939, and Field Dating Technically”
• Thursday, Sept. 12th - 6:oo pm - “Classical Orders & Federal Architecture”
• Thursday, Sept. 26th - 6:oo pm - “The Roman Revival: Jefferson & the Capitol, U.Va., Monticello, Farmington, Poplar Forest, & Edgemont”
• Wednesday, Oct. 2nd - 6:oo pm - “Dinsmore and Neilson”
• Thursday, Oct. 17th - 6:oo pm - “Other Jeffersonian Master Builders”
• Thursday, Oct. 24th - Travel Session: Featuring Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, and Lynchburg’s Point of Honor and Old City Courthouse. (Bus tour departs 9:00 AM, returns 5:30 PM. Travel session is a separate charge.)
Reading—K. Edward Lay, The Architecture of Jefferson Country, Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia (University Press of Virginia, 2000)
Open to all.
Location: Senior Center