Join us for the release of the second edition of Marijean Oldham’s book 100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die. A signing will follow.
For a small, Southern-ish town, Charlottesville, Virginia, sure packs a lot into its geographic footprint. A destination for history buffs, the town is central to the homes of three U.S. Presidents, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. An academic and college sports attraction, the University of Virginia—designed, built, and founded by Thomas Jefferson—is a large presence in the town. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and just two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., Charlottesville is a cultural powerhouse with deep roots. Let this book be your guide to all the delightful activities and a roadmap to the true flavor and feeling of today’s Charlottesville. Whether you’re people-watching on the downtown pedestrian mall or hanging out on The Corner at UVA, we have the comprehensive list of Charlottesville to-dos, which should keep you busy from now until you die.
Marijean Oldham, a social media specialist and public relations professional, is president and CEO of Jaggers Communications, based in Charlottesville, VA. A self-described ambassador for the area, she has blogged and produced media content to promote Charlottesville’s attributes. In 1998, Oldham set the Guiness Book World Record for creating the World’s Largest Bouquet of Flowers at 28,801 stems. In her spare time, Oldham bakes pies competitively.