Join us as several of the Monticello scholars share their recent work including archeology, house restoration and other aspects of the grounds. We will start at the graveyard and walk up to and along Mulberry Row for the first part of this tour. From there we will go to the Visitor Center where everyone can order lunch as they wish (cost not included) and enjoy a presentation in the lower level classroom. From the Visitor Center we will head back up the hill in the shuttle bus to tour and learn more about some recent renovations to the house itself. These sessions will be a great way to learn more about a house and grounds that most of us have already seen, but perhaps can learn even more about!
Monticello Association News
Mark your calendars now! The 2014 Annual Meeting is set for May 3-4 in Charlottesville. Check out the list of hotels for special rates on rooms. To receive the special Association rate please book no later than April 2nd. Back by popular demand is the Saturday morning graveyard scrubbing. We made good progress the last two years but there is certainly more work to be done. Bagels and coffee will be provided, you provide the elbow grease.
Here are quick links to get the weekend planning started:
Thirteen descendants met in 1913 at the Colonial Hotel in Charlottesville to organize the Monticello Graveyard Association and adopt a constitution and bylaws, and thus began the tradition that we continue to this day. The very first meeting was, as recorded in the minutes of the meeting, “pursuant to written notices sent to members by Col. J. R. Kean who had undertaken the task of organizing the said Association.” As the association has grown over the years the descendants of Jefferson Randolph Kean “Uncle Ranny,” Cornelia J. Taylor and the other members that gathered that day, have continued to be active in the association, serving as officers and volunteers.
The date for last year’s annual meeting was selected to coincide with the exact date of the founding of the Association one hundred years ago and to also have the family gathered together to celebrate Jefferson’s birthday on April 13th.
Click the links below for additional information and to access online registration for the 2014 meeting: