Online Conference

Jefferson: An Online Conference from the Smithsonian Institution and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

The Smithsonian Institution and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello are co-hosting a free interactive online conference for teachers and secondary students that will examine different aspects of Jefferson’s life. 

Date:

April 27, 2012

Location:

smithsonianconference.org/jefferson

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Institution and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Description

You didn’t think there could be new research on a Founding Father, President Thomas Jefferson? Join us to learn the latest discoveries with collection experts at the Smithsonian and Jefferson’s Monticello.

On April 27, 2012 the Smithsonian Institution and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello will offer a free interactive online conference developed for teachers and secondary students. Curators, historians, and guests will examine different aspects of Jefferson’s life – including his writings, the paradox of slavery, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and even a conversation with a Thomas Jefferson enactor about science, technology, and invention. The day will conclude with a moderated discussion with descendants of the slaves of Jefferson’s Monticello plantation.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) – author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, President of the United States and founder of the University of Virginia – voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era and served his country for over five decades.

To register for this online conference or learn more please check out the conference website: http://smithsonianconference.org/jefferson/

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