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February 2020

Slavery at Highland

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guests learning about enslaved workers

In honor of Black History Month, the drop-in program Slavery at Highland will be offered on select days in February. Slavery at Highland offers a discussion of historic slavery in the United States with special focus on the men, women,…

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Slavery at Highland

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guests learning about enslaved workers

In honor of Black History Month, the drop-in program Slavery at Highland will be offered on select days in February. Slavery at Highland offers a discussion of historic slavery in the United States with special focus on the men, women,…

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Slavery at Highland

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guests learning about enslaved workers

In honor of Black History Month, the drop-in program Slavery at Highland will be offered on select days in February. Slavery at Highland offers a discussion of historic slavery in the United States with special focus on the men, women,…

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March 2020

Virginia Festival of the Book:

March 22 @ 1:00 pm

In partnership with the 26th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book, Highland will host University of Virginia professor Justene Hill Edwards on Sunday, March 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for Class, Church, and Place in Southern Black Communities. Ms. Edwards…

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April 2020

Historic Tree Walk at Highland

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
redbud tree in bloom with pasture

Join us on Friday April 3, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., for a spring walk with the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards! Participants will learn more about Highland's trees during this free 90-minute walk at James Monroe’s historic property. Highland’s…

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Girl Scout Day at Highland

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
collage of girl scouts enjoying crafts

Join us on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, for Girl Scout Day at James Monroe's Highland! Experience arts and crafts outdoors at the home of the Fifth President of the United States. Participate in a historic…

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Annual Highland Sheep Shearing

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Highland’s annual sheep shearing will take place on Sunday, April 26 (rain or shine). At 3:00 p.m. Tom Stanley will demonstrate the New Zealand sheep shearing method at this educational, agricultural event. We will also have traditional wool carding and…

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July 2020

Independence Day Concert and Celebration

July 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On July 4th, Highland will host the Heifetz International Music Institute for a free concert from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and free grounds access throughout the day. A classically-inspired ensemble from Heifetz will bring a uniquely innovative and expressive concert…

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The Albemarle County Fair at Highland

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - August 1 @ 9:00 pm
Child at county fair

The Albemarle County Fair is scheduled from Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, August 1 on the grounds of Highland. Fair hours will be 4 to 9 pm on Thursday, July 30, and 10 am to 9 pm on Friday and…

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