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Michie Tavern Lectures   

OLLI at UVA in Partnership with Michie Tavern presents Albemarle’s Early Days!

Like the OLLI Winter Session, the OLLI Summer Session at Michie Tavern is also a Charlottesville tradition!

OLLI at UVA is pleased to continue this wonderful partnership by offering a Summer Session lecture-and-lunch series. Join us to learn, dine, and socialize in one of Central Virginia’s most beautiful historic settings.

The 2022 OLLI Summer Session at Michie Tavern will feature a series of talks—cumulatively titled “Albemarle’s Early Days”—presented by award-winning historian Rick Britton on three Thursdays: August 4th, 18th, and September 1st.

Destined to be the future home of two Founding Fathers, and the world-class University of Virginia, Albemarle County—with its moderate climate, fertile soil, and an amazing diversity of native flora and fauna—has been an impressive place since the very beginning. The region’s first people—the Monacan—built semi-permanent villages, grew fields of corn and beans, and erected a structure that attracted a budding scientist. One of the county’s first significant towns, Milton, is today but an empty crossroads: It was born of the region’s lucrative riverine commerce, and by the waters of the Rivanna River it died. Traveling in those days was rough going: bridges were frequently out, fords were oftentimes impassable, and the rushing waters of the James and Rivanna Rivers dunked many a vessel. Taverns—like Michie Tavern—provided the bone-weary travelers a much-needed respite, as well as a hearty meal and a stiff drink.

Join us at Michie Tavern for all three lectures as we explore “Albemarle’s Early Days!”

· August 4 – People of the Piedmont: the Monacan Indians

· August 18 – Albemarle’s Lost Town: Milton on the Rivanna

· September 1 – Traveling Albemarle: The County’s Roads, Taverns, & Rivers

The lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. A question-and-answer period follows at 11:15, with lunch at 11:30. The $35 fee for each event includes the lecture and lunch. Using OLLI’s online registration system or the form at the back of this catalog, sign up early to attend one, two, or all three presentations and to enjoy a traditional, colonial, Michie Tavern lunch, as well.

 

Michie Tavern: August 18 – Albemarle’s Lost Town: Milton on the Rivanna (MICHFA222) NEW!

  • Speaker: Rick Britton

  • Day of the Week: Th

  • Date: 8/18/2022

  • Time: 10:30 AM 

  • Location: Michie Tavern, 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, VA 22902 

  • The lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. A question-and-answer period follows at 11:15, with lunch at 11:30. The $35 fee for each event includes the lecture and lunch. Using OLLI’s online registration system or the form at the back of this catalog, sign up early to attend one, two, or all three presentations and to enjoy a traditional, colonial, Michie Tavern lunch, as well. (Minimum enrollment: 25, Maximum capacity: 80)  NOTE: You must be an OLLI member for the fall 2022 semester to participate. The registration deadline is the Friday before each lecture; no refund requests will be accepted after that day. 

Fee: $35.00

 

 

Michie Tavern: September 1 – Traveling Albemarle: The County’s Roads, Taverns, & Rivers (MICHFA223) NEW!

  • Speaker: Rick Britton

  • Day of the Week: Th

  • Date: 9/1/2022

  • Time: 10:30 AM 

  • Location: Michie Tavern, 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, VA 22902 

  • The lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. A question-and-answer period follows at 11:15, with lunch at 11:30. The $35 fee for each event includes the lecture and lunch. Using OLLI’s online registration system or the form at the back of this catalog, sign up early to attend one, two, or all three presentations and to enjoy a traditional, colonial, Michie Tavern lunch, as well. (Minimum enrollment: 25, Maximum capacity: 80)  NOTE: You must be an OLLI member for the fall 2022 semester to participate. The registration deadline is the Friday before each lecture; no refund requests will be accepted after that day. 

Fee: $35.00