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Monroe Hill
Sketch of Monroe Hill by Louis Voorhees

The High Point Historical Society is on a Roll! Please Join Us for Cruising with the Classics

October 27, 28, 29; Friday, Saturday, Sunday as we journey to Charlottesville and Montpelier, VA for a first class visit to the homes of three of our founding presidents. 
Thomas Jefferson
Sketch of Thomas Jefferson by Louis Voorhees

Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne, PhD will be on board to enlighten us on the influence of the ancient civilizations of the Greeks and Romans and how they have influenced our Architecture, Government, Education, and Social Customs.

The Classical Tradition in American Education
Thomas Jefferson was nine years old when he began the study of what contemporary thinkers deemed the three most important languages for the liberal mind: Latin, Greek, and French. In this lecture, we learn about the role of the classics in early American education through the lens of Jefferson’s childhood. Which works of ancient literature and philosophy shaped the future author of the Declaration of Independence? What lessons from Greek and Latin history would prompt our third president to write that, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants” (1787). Comparing short passages from major classical school authors (Homer, Plato, Cicero, Vergil) with Jefferson’s own reflections on his learning, this lecture will showcase a time in American society when the classics did not represent a luxury of the cultural elite but a firm political precedent upon which to build a nation. 

Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne

Accommodations include two-night stay at the Cavalier Inn on the stoic  UVA campus, deluxe hot buffet breakfast each morning, first class 56-passenger coach equipped with speaker system and rest room, snacks and water on board, farm to table buffet lunch at the Market at Grelen, special reception at the Silk Mill Grille, interesting sandwich and salad box lunch selection and cider tasting at Castle Hill Cider, Sunday brunch at historic Michie Tavern focusing on colonial fried chicken with all of the amenities including buttermilk biscuits and peach cobbler, brief time to visit Grist Mill General Store for 18th C. souvenirs of the trip.  Tour price is all inclusive except for Saturday night dinner on your own.

Coach leaves High Point Museum promptly at 7:31 am, Friday, October 27,
returns by 6:00 pm, Sunday, October 29.

$550 per person, per double room.  For single rooms, please add $145 supplement.
Registration for Historical Society members is open now with deposits due by ASAP.  Non-member registration is open with deposits due by August 15.  
Send your deposit check of $250 made payable to the High Point Historical Society to the High Point Museum, 1859 E Lexington Ave, High Point, NC 27262. Balance is due September 15.  Price based on 30 travelers.
Your check confirms your reservation. If cancelling, please find your own replacement. Advise if you require a special diet.  Bring walking shoes, rain or shine!

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