MHS Calendar of Events
Jefferson: Then & Now 24 March 2020.Tuesday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM There is a pre-talk reception at 5:30. Peter Onuf, University of Virginia and Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School There is a $20 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members, EBT or ConnectorCare cardholders).
The reputations of all of the founders have changed dramatically over the course of American history, none more than that of Thomas Jefferson. Historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf will discuss the implications of recent political and social developments for our image of the slave-owning author of the Declaration of Independence, emphasizing the importance of situating Jefferson in his own historical context for a better understanding of the history and future prospects of democracy in America.