The celebration of Black History Month this February includes a range of events at historic Monticello. These include:
Slavery & Freedom: Monticello and the NMAAHC with John W. Franklin
Come hear an insider’s view on the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., with John W. Franklin, Senior Manager in the museum's Office of External Affairs.
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Memories Matter: Saving Family Heirlooms
Bring your family heirlooms and learn how to properly store and care for them. Record your family history at the story booth in the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA.
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Let's Go Explore the Past Through Archaeology
In honor of Black History Month, join Monticello archaeologists in the Archaeology Lab to discover how the enslaved community lived at Monticello.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Hemings Family Tour
See Monticello through the lens of the Hemings Family, the best documented enslaved family in the United States.
Every day in February
Slavery at Monticello Tours
These guided outdoor tours focus on the experiences of the enslaved people who lived and labored on the Monticello plantation. Included in admission.
Noon, 2 pm
For more information, visit the Monticello website.