Meet Thomas Jefferson
Saturday, November 3, 6:00-7:00 PM
The First Amendment Monument on the downtown mall
On Saturday, November 3, Charlottesville’s most famous resident, Thomas Jefferson, will speak as part of Charlottesville’s 250 Anniversary Celebration. The presentation will take place 6:00 – 6:30 PM, at the First Amendment Monument on the downtown mall. Rob Coles, the fifth great-grandson of the late president, will play Mr. Jefferson. Over the years, Mr. Coles has portrayed his relative hundreds of times at speaking engagements across the country.
Following Mr. Jefferson’s talk will be a screening of the video short Monticello Road: Portraits of the People. The video is a product of The Storyline Project, a summer program for middle school students who, through unique walking expeditions, learn about different aspects of the Charlottesville community. For the 2012 Storyline Project, the students learned about the present and past residents of Monticello Road, including Mr. Jefferson.
Sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, the event is free and open to the public, and part of the Family Day program of the Virginia Film Festival. For more information, check the Virginia Film Festival guide, or call the Thomas Jefferson Center ...