The story began 200 years ago with the creation of a new model for higher learning, one shaped by the belief that only educated citizen-leaders would be capable of sustaining freedom in a new republic. From Thomas Jefferson’s original conception of the Academical Village, the story continued through the years, as UVa evolved from a regional institution of limited renown to one of the great national and global universities of the 21st century.
As a key player in this engaging, dynamic history the Colonnade Club has put together events and programs to explore various elements therein through our Bicentennial Intellectual Programming Committee.
Join us as we host multifarious voices to tell the UVa story past, present, and future, through events and programs from 2017 to 2019. All Bicentennial programming is free and open to the public.
Learn about how to support the Club’s Bicentennial Capital Campaign.