Part of First Wednesdays at Newport’s Goodrich Memorial Library:
DartmouthCollege senior lecturer Marlene Heck will discuss Thomas Jefferson’s “essay in architecture,” Monticello, in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on October 2 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Building Monticello,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Thomas Jefferson never knew the Monticello we visit today — in perfect condition, impeccably furnished. Jefferson died so deeply in debt that his surviving child was forced to auction off the house and contents. Professor Heck will explain how to understand Jefferson’s lifelong project.
Marlene Heck is Senior Lecturer in Art History and History at Dartmouth College. Her research and writing focus on the architectural and social history of America in the age of Jefferson.
“Building Monticello” is sponsored by The Preservation Trust of Vermont.
Goodrich Memorial Library is sponsored by Community National Bank, Bill and Nancy Cook, and Newport Renaissance Corporation.