In keeping with their mission to educate people about Thomas Jefferson, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation invited Albemarle County fifth graders and their families to Monticello Tuesday for free tours and activities. The fifth grade curriculum includes Virginia history, so the event was an appropriate capstone to the school year. Many of the students and family members had never visited Monticello before. After snacks and activities near the visitor center, volunteers walked the visitors through Monticello and explained the significance of each artifact-filled room. Other educational activities, like writing with a quill and using an antique telescope, took place outside. Over 60 families attended throughout the day.