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.

Saving Monticello

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

Free for current FHSF Donors
$15 for each Non-FHSF Donor (charged to FCC account or payable by check at program)

“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 is required. 

Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, May 19, at 5:00 p.m.

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Charlottesville Opera

Sunday, June 26
4:30pm Social | 5:00pm Concert

North Lawn

Join us for a special, family-friendly celebration on the North Lawn with the Charlottesville Opera and Farmington Historical Society Foundation. Nationally known professional singers and the Ader Emerging Artists will feature favorites including excerpts from this summer’s two productions: The Sound of Music and Merry Widow.

Open to all FHSF supporters and Farmington Members at no cost. Enjoy complimentary beverages, pretzels, popcorn, and cracker jack.

Registration Opens on Friday, May 27

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.

Registration Coming Soon...