Thomas Walker and The Founding of Charlottesville

Local historian Rick Britton speaking in the City of Charlottesville Council Chambers Wednesday.

Of the neglected figures in history, wrote Archibald Henderson, Thomas Walker is easily the most distinguished. In this podcast, local historian Rick Britton talks about Thomas Walker, Walker’s relationship with Thomas Jefferson, and how Walker came to establish the town of Charlottesville.

Today’s lecture is one of a noontime series offered by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in conjunction with Charlottesville Tomorrow and Celebrate!250. The series concludes March 6, 2012. Our podcast is moderated by Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Jennifer Marley.

Audio of today’s event was provided by Charlottesville TV10 and is used here with permission.