Thomas Jefferson (Bill Barker of Monticello) and the Marquis de Lafayette (Mark Schneider of Colonial Williamsburg) visit the citizens of Abingdon on the western frontier. 

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Lafayette’s Grand Tour of the United States. The last surviving general of the Continental Army, this French aristocrat was welcomed as an American hero as he traveled the 24 states over the next fourteen months, including eleven days at Monticello with Jefferson. 

Program begins at 7pm for both dates; doors open at 6pm with a cash bar. Tickets are general admission at $25 per person; one child 12 and under admitted free with paid adult. Tickets are available at the link below, the Historical Society office at 341 W. Main in Abingdon, or at the door until sold out.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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