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January 2015

Winter Reflections At Home with Mr. Jefferson

January 17 - March 15
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Saturdays and Sundays, January 17 through Sunday, March 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spend winter weekends relaxing and reflecting at Thomas Jefferson’s retreat. Read a book in the campeche chair, overlooking the south lawn and as Jefferson once did; enjoy complimentary coffee or tea; or just explore the house and grounds at your own pace. Guides will be available to answer questions, and special archaeological artifacts from the collections will be temporarily on display. Self-guided tours are only…

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March 2015

Book Talk: “Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia”

March 19 @ 12:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Join Dr. Lynn Rainville—anthropological archaeologist who specializes in the study of the everyday lives of ordinary people in historic Virginian Communities—as she discusses her newest work, Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia. The talk is free and open to the public. Bringing a packed lunch is encouraged for this noon-time talk. Reservations required. Please call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 to reserve a place.

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Barrels, Bottles, and Casks Tour

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Spend an evening at Poplar Forest sampling beverages and spirits served during Jefferson’s time. Special guided tours will highlight the favorite meals and drinks that Jefferson and his slaves enjoyed at Poplar Forest, followed by a cellar-side beverage tasting and light snacks. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Admission is $25, reservations required. Must be 21 or older, identification required. To reserve your tickets, call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120.

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Barrels, Bottles, and Casks Tour

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Spend an evening at Poplar Forest sampling beverages and spirits served during Jefferson’s time. Special guided tours will highlight the favorite meals and drinks that Jefferson and his slaves enjoyed at Poplar Forest, followed by a cellar-side beverage tasting and light snacks. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Admission is $25, reservations required. Must be 21 or older, identification required. To reserve your tickets, call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120.

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April 2015

Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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In early 19th century America, beer and ale were ubiquitous. At Poplar Forest, Mr. Jefferson had beer and ale served with all his meals. In this spirit, the Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting returns for its 2nd year at Poplar Forest. Sample craft beers from near and far while listening to local music. Graze on regional fare and shop for works by local crafters and artisans. Ticket Pricing:   In Advance   At the Festival 10 Tastings        …

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Naturalization Ceremony with the Blue Ridge NSDAR

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Join Poplar Forest and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution as we welcome 30 new citizens in honor of Thomas Jefferson’s 282 birthday. Admission is included with general admission entry. This event is free for Poplar Forest members. Click here to learn more about our memberships.

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Garden Day in Lynchburg

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Learn about historic garden archaeology and restoration at Jefferson’s retreat, an official project of the Garden Club of Virginia. Free with regular admission or a Lynchburg Garden Day ticket. This event is free for Poplar Forest members. Click here to learn more about our memberships.

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May 2015

Conversations with Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Step back in time as Mr. Jefferson hosts guest Mr. Andrew Jackson, the only other President to visit Poplar Forest. Matinee performance starts at 2:15 p.m. with a reception preceding at 1:30 p.m. The evening performance begins at 8:00 p.m. with a reception preceding at 7:00 p.m. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended. House tours will be available at a discounted rate of $9.00.   Matinee Performance   Adults (16 and over)   Youth (6-15) Advance            $28.00    …

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Architectural Restoration Talk & Tour

May 9 @ 11:15 am - 3:15 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Rediscover Jefferson’s true architectural masterpiece with a guided tour and slide lecture with the latest updates from Poplar Forest’s Director of Architectural Restoration, Travis McDonald. These specialized tours are offered at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tour to ensure space is available. Free with regular admission. This event is free for Poplar Forest members. Click here to learn more about our memberships.

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Mother’s Day

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Give mom a special treat this Mother’s Day with a free tour of Poplar Forest! Admission is free for mothers, all day and for Poplar Forest members. Click here to learn more about our memberships.

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