Connect with people around the world through a live, guided tour (questions taken) of Monticello via Zoom. Getty Images

Pick: Monticello’s virtual tours

Viewing the past: Always wanted to visit Monticello but never had the time? And now that you have the time, the front door at TJ’s place is locked. Fear not: Monticello is using Zoom to provide a virtual opportunity to explore one of our country’s most iconic sites and the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. Connect with […]

James Monroe’s Highland is one of multiple local wedding venues with a history of slavery. FILE PHOTO

Facing the past: Wedding sites to stop promoting plantation weddings

Back in 2018, the wedding site Zola published an article titled “8 Unique Charlottesville Wedding Venues,” including The Jefferson Theater, Meriwether Springs Vineyard, and James Monroe’s Highland—one of Virginia’s most famous plantations. But now Zola is one of several wedding planning websites that will no longer promote former slave plantations as wedding sites. While Zola […]