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OLLI at UVA in Partnership with Michie Tavern Presents 

Central Virginia in the Revolutionary War! 

OLLI at UVA proudly continues its Michie Tavern partnership by offering another special Summer Session lecture-and-wine series! Join us as we learn, sip, and socialize in one of Central Virginia’s most beautiful and historic settings. 

The 2021 OLLI Summer Session at Michie Tavern features a series of presentations—cumulatively titled “Central Virginia in the Revolutionary War!”—presented by award-winning local historian Rick Britton on three Thursdays: August 5th, 19th, & September 2nd.  

Despite the fact that the American Revolution was mostly contested elsewhere, there’s no forgetting the significant contributions made by Central Virginians. It was a Central Virginian, of course, who penned the Declaration of Independence, the nation’s birth certificate. Its crystalline phases are among the most quoted in the English language. Central Virginians, too, guarded a huge enemy army here in Albemarle County. After surrendering in New York, that force of 4,500 British and Hessian soldiers was marched here—600 miles away—to ensure that it wouldn’t be liberated. And, when the entire government of the Old Dominion was threatened with capture, it was a Central Virginian who rode through the night—alone—to spread the alarm. Among those spared captivity, were Governor Jefferson, 3 other signers of the Declaration, and the fathers of two future presidents. 

Join us at Michie Tavern for all three lectures as we explore “Central Virginia in the Revolutionary War!” 

  • August 5th (MICH010) – We Hold These Truths: Jefferson & the Declaration of Independence 
  • August 19th (MICH011) – The Barracks: Albemarle County’s Prisoner-of-War Camp 
  • September 2nd (MICH012)– From Cuckoo Tavern to Charlottesville: Jack Jouett’s Overnight Ride 

 

Michie Tavern: August 5th – We Hold These Truths: Jefferson & the Declaration of Independence (MICH010) NEW!

  • Speaker: Rick Britton
  • Day of the Week: Th
  • Date: 8/5/2021
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Michie Tavern, 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, VA 22902 
  •  
  • The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a half-hour meet-and-greet featuring wine and cheese. (Note that Michie Tavern will open no earlier than 3:45.) At 4:20 we’ll announce, “last call for wine.” Lectures begin at 4:30. A Q&A period follows until 5:30. The $18.00 fee for each event includes the lecture, cheese, and two glasses of wine. 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. NOTE: You must be an OLLI member for the fall 2021 semester to participate in this special Summer Session. The registration deadline is the Friday before each lecture; no refund requests will be accepted after that day.   

Fee: $18.00

 

Michie Tavern: August 19th – The Barracks: Albemarle County’s Prisoner-of-War Camp (MICH011) NEW!

  • Speaker: Rick Britton
  • Day of the Week: Th
  • Date: 8/19/2021
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Michie Tavern, 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, VA 22902 
  •  
  • The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a half-hour meet-and-greet featuring wine and cheese. (Note that Michie Tavern will open no earlier than 3:45.) At 4:20 we’ll announce, “last call for wine.” Lectures begin at 4:30. A Q&A period follows until 5:30. The $18.00 fee for each event includes the lecture, cheese, and two glasses of wine. 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. NOTE: You must be an OLLI member for the fall 2021 semester to participate in this special Summer Session. The registration deadline is the Friday before each lecture; no refund requests will be accepted after that day.   

Fee: $18.00

 

Michie Tavern: September 2nd–From Cuckoo Tavern to Charlottesville: Jack Jouett’s Overnight Ride (MICH012) NEW!

  • Speaker: Rick Britton
  • Day of the Week: Th
  • Date: 9/2/2021
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Michie Tavern, 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway Charlottesville, VA 22902 
  •  
  • The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a half-hour meet-and-greet featuring wine and cheese. (Note that Michie Tavern will open no earlier than 3:45.) At 4:20 we’ll announce, “last call for wine.” Lectures begin at 4:30. A Q&A period follows until 5:30. The $18.00 fee for each event includes the lecture, cheese, and two glasses of wine. 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. NOTE: You must be an OLLI member for the fall 2021 semester to participate in this special Summer Session. The registration deadline is the Friday before each lecture; no refund requests will be accepted after that day.   

Fee: $18.00