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Poplar Forest Celebrates Jefferson's 271st Birthday


Forest, VA - One of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, would have been 271-years-old Sunday.

Dozens of people spent the day at Poplar Forest in Bedford County, celebrating his birthday. There were tours of his retreat home, and lots of birthday cake to go around.

The "Regency Society of Virginia" also showcased dancing demonstrations. Other activities included crafts and games for children that date back to the 1700's.

"Thomas Jefferson as we all know was so important to American history and really without him we wouldn't be the country that we are today and it's important to come out and celebrate the life of this important founding father and see his architecture, and just be in a space that he really held near and dear to his heart," said Mary Massie who is the Program and Event Coordinator for Poplar Forest.

Poplar Forest said Jefferson gave so much in his lifetime and they are happy to remember his legacy in this way.


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