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Mother’s Day & Women of Poplar Forest Talks- NOW VIRTUAL

May 10, 2020

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Mother’s Day & Women of Poplar Forest Talks- NOW VIRTUAL

May 10, 2020

NOTE: In light of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and the recommendations of federal, state, and local agencies, Poplar Forest is currently closed to the public and this event will now take place virtually. Join us for the tours on our Facebook or YouTube pages. Thank you for your patience, support and understanding of our attention to the health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers.


Discover the feminine side of Poplar Forest on this Women of Poplar Forest Mother’s Day talk. Meet the mothers and daughters—both free and enslaved—who lived and worked on the property over the past 200 years, through true stories that have been documented in letters and archaeological evidence. Get acquainted with the ladies of the house from Martha Wayles Jefferson, who, with her husband, Thomas Jefferson, inherited the plantation from her father in 1773, to Sally Watts, who became the matriarch of the house in the 1940s, to Cate and her daughter Hannah, who were enslaved at Poplar Forest.


May 10, 2020
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Poplar Forest
1776 Poplar Forest Parkway
Lynchburg, VA 24502 United States