On March 12, 2017, the society held its first meeting of the year at the Grace Church Parish House. President Scott Johnson welcomed the attendees after which Vice-President Bruce Venter introduced our guest speaker Jeffrey Nichols, CEO and President of Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Poplar Forest, located south of Lynchburg, was the home Thomas Jefferson built to get away from everyday life at Monticello. Mr. Nichols explained to the group about the restoration efforts past, present and future for the site. A slide show and lively discussion kept everyone’s attention.
The Hospitality Committee lead by Louise Thompson prepared a wonderful selection of snacks for all to sample after the discussion.
Thank you to Jeffrey Nichols for visiting with us and to all of the society members who helped bring this meeting to our members.