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Mother’s Day & Women of Poplar Forest Talks

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May 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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. Women of Poplar Forest Talks are included with admission.

Special Talks at 1 PM & 3 PM

Admission is free for mothers all day!


Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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