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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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In the autumn of 1815, Thomas Jefferson welcomed the returning war hero Andrew Jackson for a brief visit to Poplar Forest before accompanying him on a procession to Lynchburg and offering a toast at a public dinner held in the general’s honor. Join Mr. Jefferson as he welcomes General Andrew Jackson back to Poplar Forest in honor of the 200th anniversary of Jackson’s historic visit to the plantation. And, for the first time, the Conversations performances will be held under…

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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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Michael Twitty’s “Cooking in the Enslaved Community”

May 29 - May 30

Join culinary historian Michael Twitty—one of the few recognized experts on historical African American food culture—for a two-day event exploring the foodways of the enslaved community at Poplar Forest. Tickets are available for purchase below or by calling 434.534.8120. FRIDAY Reception  5:30 to 6:50 p.m. We will kickoff the evening with a reception featuring archaeological displays, soul food and live music from Piedmont Blues Master, Jeffrey Scott. Presentations  7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Poplar Forest’s archaeologists Jack Gary and Jennifer Ogborne will introduce…

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June 2015

Endstation Theatre Company presents “Two Gentlemen of Virginia”

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Endstation Theatre Company presents “Two Gentlemen of Virginia,” an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Grab your friends and join us for an evening of theatre, wine and great food under the stars on Jefferson’s south lawn. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets please go to www.endstationtheatre.org/get-tickets/ or call 434.826.0391. House tours will be offered starting at 5:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:00 p.m.

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Endstation Theatre Company presents “Two Gentlemen of Virginia”

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Endstation Theatre Company presents “Two Gentlemen of Virginia,” an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Grab your friends and join us for an evening of theatre, wine and great food under the stars on Jefferson’s south lawn. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets please go to www.endstationtheatre.org/get-tickets/ or call 434.826.0391. House tours will be offered starting at 5:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:00 p.m.

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Endstation Theatre Company presents “Two Gentlemen of Virginia”

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Endstation Theatre Company presents “Two Gentlemen of Virginia,” an original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Grab your friends and join us for an evening of theatre, wine and great food under the stars on Jefferson’s south lawn. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets please go to www.endstationtheatre.org/get-tickets/ or call 434.826.0391. House tours will be offered starting at 5:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7:00 p.m.

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Father’s Day

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Give dad something he’s not expecting this Father’s Day—a free tour of Poplar Forest! Admission is free for fathers, all day and is free for Poplar Forest members. Click here to learn more about our memberships.

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1776, The Concert Musical

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Join the Renaissance Theatre at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest to witness the sometimes comical and always musical story of the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Pricing: Adult Tickets (18 and over): $17.76 Youth Tickets (ages 6-17): $13.00 Child Tickets (ages 5 and under): $4.00 Sponsored by:

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July 2015

Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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What better way to celebrate Independence Day than at Thomas Jefferson’s second home. Enjoy music, dancing, historical entertainment, games, storytelling and the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Admission is $9 for adults, ages 15 and under are free. House tours are also available for a reduced rate. For more information, contact the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120. Sponsored by:

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