Monticello Education and Family Programming
From education and family programming to museum theater performances and a series of dedicated genealogy programs, guests of all ages examine the key themes associated with the exhibition Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Down such as ancestry and social and political history.
A selection of workshops centered on African American genealogy will be offered at both on-site and off-site facilities to encourage family research.
History Matters: Four Days of Fury, Atlanta 1906: History Matters is a new after-hours program series designed to involve audiences in the ideas, debates, emotions, and perspectives from pivotal moments in our country’s history. During this immersive and provocative theater experience, visitors follow trailblazing African American editor and journalist J. Max Barber as they meet period characters in staged historical settings to explore the headlines and controversies surrounding the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. Facilitated reflective dialogues after the performance help visitors understand why history matters and how it impacts our lives today. This experience is recommended for ages sixteen and up.
Struggles and Strides: The Early Fight for Civil Rights, Saturday, February 23
Citizens and Soldiers: The American Civil War, Saturday, March 16
Sheep to Shawl, Saturday, April 13
Military Timeline, Saturday, May 25
Juneteenth: The First Day of Freedom, Saturday, June 15
Fridays in February: This school program provides students the opportunity to experience African American history, culture, and achievements through exhibitions, live performances, living history interpreters, and hands-on activities. Themes include A Day in the Life of a Slave; From Slave to Soldier: The African American Experience during the Civil War; Early Fight for Civil Rights: The African American Experience Leading to Civil Rights Movement; and The Civil Rights Movement.
Fight for Your Rights: The History of African American Progress: Through this new immersive school program, students participate in historical simulations that employ museum theatre, real-time decision making, and role play around pivotal events as they experience what it takes to stand together in the quest for racial equality from post-Civil War through civil rights.
Summer Institute on Slavery, June