Winter Weekends at Poplar Forest
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February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spend time as Jefferson did—in the home designed as his personal retreat. Read and relax in a historic setting, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea, explore our grounds or engage with special exhibits and vignettes at your own pace. And on Saturdays, join us for parlor talks led by experts on subjects related to Jefferson’s time.
PARLOR TALKS SCHEDULE
GROWING UP AT POPLAR FOREST
Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Discover what it was like to live at Poplar Forest. Stephen Watts, whose family was the last to own and live at Poplar Forest, shares his memories of growing up in Thomas Jefferson’s octagonal retreat.
OPENING WEEKEND TRAIL HIKE
Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Explore the natural landscape that captivated Thomas Jefferson. Join Dr. Eric Protesting, the Director of Archaeology and Landscapes at Poplar Forest, for an afternoon trek through the woodlands and meadows, and around the creeks on the plantation grounds.
Sunday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Learn about the art of Hearth Cooking and ten Jefferson family recipes in the Founding Father’s own hand that survive today. Presented by Mary Kesler, Coordinator of Historical References and Themed Tours, and Vince Fastabend, Facilities Manager.
Winter Weekends are Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.—last admittance at 3 p.m.