“All eyes are opened . . . to the rights of man”

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Dec 311969

A reading by Bill Barker of Jefferson’s last public letter declining an invitation to attend celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in Washington, D.C.

Jefferson and Eyeglasses

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Dec 311969

A look at Jefferson’s use of and interest in eyeglasses with Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey visiting fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies

Environmental Hazards, Eighteenth-Century Style

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Dec 311969

A look at how perceptions of the natural enviroment of North America influenced how Europeans viewed Americans and Americans viewed themsleves. Presented by Pulitzer-Prizing-winning historian Gordon Wood.

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Dec 311969

(Performed by the Sugar Ridge Quartet, approx. 1.75 min.)