Black Fiddlers of Monticello Walking Tour

Saturday, May 15, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Maplewood Cemetery
Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA, USA

At last, after months of waiting, Early Music Access Project offers a unique in-person experience! Based on his research as a 2020 Fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies, David McCormick leads a tour of downtown Charlottesville that illuminates the lives of the Scott and Hemings family fiddlers with stops at the Maplewood Cemetery, the one-time sites of the Scott and Hemings family homes on Main Street, and a few other important landmarks like the Levy Opera House. McCormick caps off each tour with a short outdoor performance of fiddle tunes associated with the Scott and Hemings families.

The tour starts and ends at Maplewood Cemetery in downtown Charlottesville. Free on-street parking is plentiful on weekends. The Scott family gravesite that begins the tour is near the Maple Street entrance.

PLEASE NOTE: The tour is entirely outdoors and requires up to a mile of walking on grassy terrain, sidewalks, and across roadways.

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In the event of cancelation due to inclement weather, participants may attend the rain date for their tour, Sunday, May 16 at 4pm. If the rain date is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be contacted with the option to convert their ticket sale into a donation, reschedule their tour, or be issued a refund. Inclement weather cancelation will be announced via email no later than one hour before each tour.

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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Your safety is important to us! Early Music Access Project follows all federal, state, and local guidelines and is limiting tour size accordingly. Participants must wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth and maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others not in their household. We recommend the use of hand sanitizer during the tour. Ticket holders SHOULD NOT attend if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, are showing COVID-19 symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), or if they have had close contact with a person who has recently tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.

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Please carefully read the WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY on our website BEFORE purchasing your ticket. By purchasing a ticket you agree to the following statement:

I HAVE READ THE ENTIRE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND I UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO ITS PROVISIONS. BY CONTINUING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOUR(S), I AM INDICATING MY VOLUNTARY AGREEMENT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY. PARTICIPATION IN THE TOUR(S) BY A PERSON WHO IS NOT YET 18 YEARS OLD INDICATES THAT A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAS ALSO READ AND CONSENTED TO THIS WAIVER.


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