Additional Information

The following is some information on logistics for the conference.


Transportation

Getting to Boston

Boston is served by a number of airlines; Some of you may find it easier to drive to the city.

Transportation in Boston. Since the Boston Public Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society are within walking distance from the hotel, a car is not necessary. We are supplying a bus to get participants to the Adams Historical Site in Quincy.


Getting to Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA is about a two-hour drive from Washington, which is served by many airlines. Or you can fly directly into Charlottesville via Delta, United Express, US Airways, or Northwest.


Getting from Boston to Charlottesville

There are three ways of traveling between the two cities. You can drive, about a 10-hour trip. You can fly. There are no direct flights but connections can be made through a variety of cities. Or you can take Amtrak. A train leaves Boston early in the morning of June 24 and arrives in Charlottesville that evening.

Transportation in Charlottesville. Transportation to the University of Virginia and to Monticello will be provided from the two conference hotels.


Getting home from Charlottesville

You can fly home from Charlottesville, go back to Washington and fly from there (it took Jefferson four days to return by horse from Washington to Monticello. Things are better now).


Hotels in Boston

Both the Boston Public Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society are within walking distance of Copley Square. Our conference hotel is The Colonnade Hotel. When making reservations, be sure and mention the Adams Jefferson conference in order to receive the group rate. There are also other hotels in the area.

Conference hotel: The Colonnade Hotel, 617-424-7000, 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116. Reservations must be made by May 6 to qualify for our group rate.


Hotels in Charlottesville

We have selected two hotels in Charlottesville. One is downtown and within walking distance of the University of Virginia. The other is the Boar’s Head and is in the country. When making reservations, mention the Adams Jefferson conference for our group rate.

Conference hotel in town: Comfort Inn Charlottesville, 434-293-6188, 1807 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Reservations must be made by May 24 to qualify for our group rate.

Conference hotel in the country: Boar’s Head Inn, 1-800-476-1988 or 434-296-2181, 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Reservations must be made by May 24 to qualify for our group rate.


Restaurants and what to do in Boston

Will be included in your registration packet.


Restaurants and what to do in Charlottesville

Will be included in your registration packet.


Key contact information will be supplied



John Adams Unbound: Gallery Exhibition
View or print a PDF of the complete content from the 2006-2007 Boston Public Library gallery exhibition depicting John Adams’s personal library collection. Currently a traveling exhibition based on this show will display at twenty different libraries across the country through 2012.
Click Here to view the complete exhibition content.


Suggested Reading
The best way to prepare for the week is to read the papers (written specifically for the conference) of the speakers listed on the conference program, which will be posted starting in January. Other ways would include to select a book from the biography of a speaker of interest, or to scan the online libraries and other resources of Adams and Jefferson (some are listed below).

Adams:


Jefferson:



Finally, there are a number of books that will prove of interest; the following are especially recommended:

Allison, John Murray. Adams and Jefferson: The Story of a Friendship. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1966.

Boorstin, Daniel J. The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Holt, 1948.

Bowen, Catharine Drinker. John Adams and the American Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown, 1950.

Ellis, Joseph J. Passionate Sage. New York: Norton, 1993.

Holfstadter, Richard. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. New York: Knopf, 1948.

Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and His Time. 6 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1948-1981. (Especially volume 6, The Sage of Monticello).

McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001.

Onuf, Peter ed. Jefferson’s Legacy. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978.

Peterson, Merill. Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialog. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.