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Jefferson—Then and Now

Now we can read about Mr. Jefferson's accomplishments and failings, visit the designs he left for us, build up or tear down monuments to him and fellow founders, and do what has always been done with history: describe it through the lens of our current perspective to fulfill our current desires. But what was his perspective? Do we grasp what was happening then? If stepping back in time and sharing a conversation over a glass of wine with Mr. Jefferson, as interpreted by Mr. Pitz, is of interest to you, join us. A small sum can be chipped in at the last session for those who would like to have wine.

Instructor Bio:

Tom Pitz is a resident of Orange County, the heart of historical Virginia. As callow as he was when he first walked the University Grounds, he knew that he was privileged to be there.  He has offered his interpretation of Mr. Jefferson since 1987 to a varied audience: from kindergarten classes to medical school faculties and from local wineries to Mt. Rushmore, coming to the realization that combining enlightenment with entertainment is a potent mixture.

Recommended Reading:

Meacham, Jon. Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher, 2014. Meacham, Jon. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, 2013. Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and His Time: Jefferson the Virginian (Vol. 1 of a six-volume set, available individually), 2006. Gordon-Reed, Annette and Peter S. Onuf. “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, 2016.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A408 Tom Pitz Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 Th 2:00-3:30 p.m. Pavilion VII - Colonnade Club (UVA) WL

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