History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge
Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Rick Britton will host History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge at the Center, and Virtually.  Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment, one of our nation's greatest early thinkers. And he was a lifelong learner, someone who was continually expanding his already great knowledge base. In this class we'll explore the many ways Jefferson satisfied his yearning for more information. The classes include: Jefferson & Science; The Big Bone Lick Expedition; Jefferson & the American West; Jefferson & the Monacan Burial Mound; and The Founding of the University of Virginia. 

Our Lecturer—Rick Britton is an award-winning local historian who has written extensively about the life and times of Thomas Jefferson.

The Class—At the Center Inc. beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., then continuing for 5 more consecutive Tuesdays. The class is available both in-person and Zoom participants!


• Tuesday, Oct. 6 – 2:00 pm – “Thomas Jefferson & Science”

• Tuesday, Oct. 13 – 2:00 pm – “The Big Bone Lick Expedition” 

• Tuesday, Oct. 20 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & the American West” 

• Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & the Monacan Burial Mound”

• Tuesday, Nov. 10 – 2:00 pm – “Jefferson & Invention”

• Tuesday, Nov. 17 – 2:00 pm – “The Founding of the University of Virginia”

• Saturday, Nov. 21 – 9:00 a.m. - Travel Session: A FREE three-hour local Jefferson tour. We’ll start off at Charlottesville’s Court Square, the oldest part of the city, where we’ll discuss Jefferson and slavery, the founding of the county and city, and Jefferson’s near capture during the American Revolution. We’ll finish up with a tour the University of Virginia’s original grounds, what Jefferson called the “hobby” of his old age. Tour is FREE to class participants only. Following the Court Square section, participants will drive themselves to the U.Va. Parking Garage. We’ll meet at the U.Va. Bookstore (which is on top of the garage).

Open to all.

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History Class - Jefferson, The Thirst for Knowledge

Standard Members and Guests $90.00
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