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Summer Open House Salon

When: May 25, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

In the spirit of the intellectual salon gatherings of the great enlightenment, The John Marshall House is holding a Summer Salon to discuss The Great Election of 1800, in which Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams ran against each other in a most remarkable spectacle! We invite you to investigate the details and draw whatever parallels come to mind!

This FREE salon will include open house access to Chief Justice John Marshall’s home with stationed interpreters available to discuss the finer points of the Great Election of 1800. Wine and snacks will be provided in the cellar, where we hope you will continue to enjoy the hospitality of the Marshall House while engaging in conversation.

The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required. Please sign up here!

What is a "Salon"? A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace's definition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate". Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries

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The John Marshall House

818 East Marshall Street 

Richmond, VA 23219