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May 2015

Michael Twitty’s “Cooking in the Enslaved Community”

May 29 - May 30
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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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. Brick Goldman from Goldman Farm will also be there to talk about being an African American…

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June 2015

Mr. Jefferson’s Grand Compromise Dinner

June 6 @ 6:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States

Join Mr. Jefferson, as portrayed by Bill Barker, for a reception and dinner based on the historic Grand Compromise Dinner. Enjoy an evening in the house for a Federal-era multi-course meal, specialty cocktails by Virginia Distillery, and Virginia wine—all set to the tune of period music. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy a special cocktail created from a secret recipe by The Virginia Distillery Company, wines by Ankida…

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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 - 9:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States

Theatre al fresco returns to Poplar Forest for an evening with the Renaissance Theatre’s special presentation of 1776. Enjoy this sometimes comical and always musical interpretation of the story behind the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Purchase tickets online here or purchase them by calling the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120. 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. Activities include: A reading of the Declaration of Independence by the cast of 1776 Period games Hearth cooking demonstrations Period entertainment by Common Stock Acrobatic acts by Signora Bella Musical performance by Mark Campbell Otto Knowbetter the sword swallower Pony rides Alpacas and alpaca wool demonstrations by A Goode View Alpaca Farm Various…

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Barrels, Bottles, & Casks Tours

July 24 - July 25
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 are offered on 2 nights—Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25—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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August 2015

Face the Forest 5k Obstacle Course Race

August 15 @ 8:00 am
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Are you up for an adventure? Race through the fields and wooded areas of Jefferson’s Poplar Forest plantation encountering obstacles (and some mud) along the way! Entry fees will support children’s educational programming at Poplar Forest. Information about entry deadlines and fees coming soon.  

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