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The Women of Poplar Forest Talks

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Explore Mr. Jefferson’s cherished villa at Poplar Forest and enjoy a special talk offered in honor of Mother’s Day. Docents share true stories, culled from letters, diaries and archaeological finds, about the women—free and enslaved—who lived and worked at the plantation. Meet Martha Wayles Skelton, who with her husband Thomas Jefferson, inherited Poplar Forest from her father in 1773; Cate, one of the enslaved women, and her daughter Hannah; and Sally Watts, who became the mistress of the house in the 1940s. Included with admission to Poplar Forest.

Please note: All visitors are required to maintain social distancing protocols and wear masks while on tours and in public buildings. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 protocols, all dates are subject to change, please visit www.poplarforest.org to confirm the date and time of an event.

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The Women of Poplar Forest Talks
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551
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  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • Admission to talks included with admission to Poplar Forest