Book Talk: Saving Monticello

Sunday, Apr 2, 2023

Sunday, April 2nd
10:30am – 12:00pm
Live at Congregation Beth Am Israel

1301 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA
FREE EVENT – Click Here to Register

Monticello is remembered as the home of Thomas Jefferson, but did you know that for nearly a century after his death, it was owned by a Jewish family? During this program, journalist and historian Marc Leepson will share historic images and speak about the little-known story of how an American Jewish family helped preserve one of this country’s landmarks amidst increasing antisemitism in the community.

More on the Speaker
Journalist and historian Marc Leepson is the author of nine published books, including Saving Monticello: The Levy Family’s Epic Quest to Rescue the House that Jefferson BuiltFlag: An American Biography, and biographies of Francis Scott Key, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Army Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler. A former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., he taught U.S. History at Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia, and is the arts editor, senior writer, and columnist for The VVA Veteran magazine, which is published by Vietnam Veterans of America in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Live on Zoom, and at Temple Beth Am Israel
1301 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA

This program is presented by Congregation Beth Am Israel in partnership with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.