Programs and Events

Farmington Historical Society Foundation programs are open to everyone, not only Farmington Country Club members. Those who support the Foundation are able to attend many FHSF programs at no additional cost or at a reduced charge for other events. FHSF Circle members, at various levels, have further benefits and opportunities.


What’s All The Racquet?!

Thursday, November 18 | Ballroom
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Annual Meeting and Program | 7:15 p.m. Reception

Racquet sports at Farmington has evolved through the years to include all-season indoor tennis, platform tennis, and pickleball. Director of Racquet Sports Ronnie Hass will walk you through the Club's facility growth, technology changes, and membership wants and needs. This program will be of interest to tennis players and Club members, and we warmly welcome younger members ages 12 and over.

Enjoy listening to stories from a panel of Farmington racquet players, including Mary Slaughter, who is featured in this fall's edition of Farmington Focus. This is also the Farmington Historical Society Foundation Annual Meeting and will feature a reception following the program. Racquet Staff will be available to answer any questions.

Come see what all the “racquet” is about!

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The First 400 Years: The Virginia General Assembly

Thursday, February 17
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Program | 7:15 p.m. Optional Dinner

George Gilliam, Farmington member, UVA Professor, and esteemed historian, looks at the General Assembly of Virginia over its first 400 years.

Virginia is the oldest democratically-elected state legislature. From dealing with challenges presented by colonial governance and of home rule to the beginnings of state-wide free public education in the shadow of the Civil War, to the issues of today; the members of the Virginia General Assembly have demonstrated resilience and adaptability.

An optional dinner follows this event; separate advanced registration required.

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Eliza House Trist, Friend of Thomas Jefferson and the Farmington Divers

Thursday, March 10
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Program | 7:15 p.m. Optional Dinner

Thomas Jefferson formed an enduring friendship with Eliza Trist when he stayed at her mother’s Philadelphia boardinghouse during service in the Continental Congress. He persuaded Eliza to move her family to Albemarle County in 1798. After the end of the Revolutionary War, Trist journeyed west and south and kept a diary at the behest of Thomas Jefferson, her contemporary and confidant.

Karen Chase will speak on her project and book entitled “Eliza! Eliza!” and offer a glimpse into Trist’s personal relationship with Jefferson and other well-known founders.

There will be a book signing during the social. An optional dinner follows this event; separate advanced registration required.

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Jefferson’s 279th Birthday: Amitie avec les du Pont (Friendship with the du Ponts)

Thursday, April 14
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Program | 7:15 p.m. Optional Dinner

Dr. David Cole, former Executive Director of the Hagley Museum and President & CEO of the Science History Institute, will highlight the friendship between Thomas Jefferson and Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, who became friends while in France.

Du Pont was perhaps the originator of an idea that eventually became the Louisiana Purchase and his son founded the du Pont gunpowder manufacturing plant at Hagley, known today as duPont.

Mr. Jefferson (Bill Barker) and Mr. du Pont (George Gilliam) will attend the Program and optional dinner (separate advanced reservation) and will also attend a private 5:00 p.m. Circle Level Reception.

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Saving Monticello

Thursday, May 26
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Program | 7:15 p.m. Optional Dinner

“Saving Monticello” reveals the amazing story of how one Jewish family saved Jefferson’s house and became the home of the Levys for 89 years. Author Marc Leepson will recount the turbulent saga of Monticello.

Twice the house was on the brink of ruin; twice it was saved by two generations of Levys. United by a fierce love of country, they venerated the Founding Fathers for establishing a religiously tolerant and democratic nation where their family had thrived.

There will be a book signing during the social. An optional dinner follows this event; separate advanced registration required.

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Charlottesville Opera

Sunday, Summer 2022
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Concert

Enjoy a performance by the professional singers of the Charlottesville Opera singing favorites from the world of opera and musical theater.

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Traveling Early Albemarle, circa 1700s–1800s

Thursday, September 22
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Program | 7:15 p.m. Optional Dinner

Local historian, Rick Britton, will speak on area waterborne travel, the area’s first roads, and the taverns that made traveling bearable during the 1700s. He has written extensively on many aspects of Albemarle County, Virginia, and Jefferson.

His book “Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler,” an eclectic collection of Jefferson essays, will be available at a book signing during the social. An optional dinner follows this event; separate advanced registration required.

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Field Trip to Michie Tavern

Thursday, September 29
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tavern Owner and Farmington member, Greg MacDonald, invites all FHSF Donors for an up-close and personal look at Michie Tavern. This historic tavern is located along the route to Monticello and Highlands. Greg will host the group at the Tavern Pub for beer/wine and light hors d’oeuvres, specially priced for FHSF Donors at $25 per person.

This event is complimentary for upper-level Circle Donors; an option for specially priced transportation, by reservation, will be available.

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Looking for a Hole In One: An Aerial View

Thursday, Fall 2022
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:00 p.m. Annual Meeting and Program | 7:15 p.m. Reception

Director of Golf, Geoff Montross, Golf Course Superintendent, Scott Kinnan, and Senior Men’s Golfer, Mark Krebs, will present a program on the evolution of golf and the Farmington golf courses over the years.

The event will be highlighted by newly enhanced 1940s aerial photographs taken of the South/North nines, opportunities to learn more about all aspects of golf at Farmington, and the Golf Course Master Plan Restoration.

This program will be of interest to both golfers and Club members and we welcome younger members 12 and over.

This is also the Farmington Historical Society Foundation Annual Meeting and the Reception will follow the program. This is a great time to visit with other donors, and members of the Golf Staff will be available to answer any questions.

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