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The Levys of Monticello
Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 PM
Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he left behind a mountain of personal debt, which forced his heirs to sell his beloved Monticello home and all its possessions. The Levys of Monticello is a documentary film that tells the little-known story of the Levy family, which owned and carefully preserved Monticello for nearly a century – far longer than Jefferson or his descendants. The remarkable story of the Levy family also intersects with the rise of antisemitism that runs throughout the course of American history.
Post-film discussion with the filmmaker, Steven Pressman, along with Phyllis K. Leffler, Emerita Professor, Department of History, University of Virginia, Susan Stein, Richard Gilder, and Susan Stein, Richard Gilder Senior Curator, Special Projects at Monticello.
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