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S16T7 Family Life at Monticello - the Second and Third Floors Revealed

Monday, May 16, 2016

This is NOT your "I've seen it before" Monticello. So much has recently been rediscovered and developed at this iconic American treasure that you will be delighted and surprised at the expanded itinerary and new experiences. Prior to the manse tour, we will be given an exclusive introduction to Monticello's new collections by Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at Monticello, Diane Ehrenpreis. We will then proceed with an insider's knowledge to begin our two-hour docent guided "Behind the Scenes Tour." We will break for lunch and then explore on our own the many features this National Heritage site offers. This tour is all-inclusive and entitles you to admission to all other sites at Monticello.

**Because the upper floors of Monticello can be reached only by steep, narrow stairs, this tour is not handicapped-accessible and is not recommended for individuals who may have difficulty climbing or descending stairs unassisted.

Be sure to attend the Brown Bag Lunch Behind the Scenes at Monticello: An Update from Thomas Jefferson's Mountain presented by Diane Ehrenpreis on May 3.

The tour package includes the following:
*Round-trip motor coach transportation
*Admission to Monticello and exhibitions
*Docent guided tour

Itinerary (Please bring your cell phone):
8:00 a.m. Depart promptly from Turner Pavilion (Farmers Market). Use the 10 hour parking zones
Handouts and lunch options will be provided at this time
9:15 a.m. Arrive at Monticello's bus parking entrance - for a facilities stop
9:45 a.m. Meet Diane at the manse
10:15 a.m. Red team starts tour, Blue team follows. Teams assigned on day of tour
12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own. Bring your own picnic or dine in the café
1:30 p.m. Explore Monticello on your own. Maps and events provided
3:30 p.m. Take Shuttle to bus pick up area
3:45 p.m. Depart promptly for home
4:45 p.m. Approximate arrival in Harrisonburg

Cost: $78 per person. Registration deadline is April 14, 2016. No cancellations or refunds after this date. Limited to 29 persons. Open to guests and non-members on April 1 with a $5 added fee. A suggested $2.00 gratuity will be collected by your hosts for the bus driver.

As approved by the Advisory Board, if space is available 21 days before a trip, Lifelong Learning Institute members may bring one non-member guest at the cost of the trip plus an additional $5.00. This additional $5.00 check should be made payable to James Madison University. Non-member guests can pay a one-year membership for $20.00, plus the cost of the trip, and not have to wait until 21 days before a trip.

Responsibility on Tours and Class Trips: The tours and class-associated field trips of the JMU-LLI require walking and the physical capability to access sites that may have structural obstacles. By participating, members understand that should they require personal assistance to participate in tours/field trips, they are responsible for securing such assistance. That responsibility includes registering a person with Lifelong Learning Institute who can and will be totally responsible for providing all assistance. That person must register as a member and pay the cost of the tour/trip.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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