Part of First Wed­nes­days at New­port’s Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary:

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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.

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