UVA Observatory Hill

Wednesday, October 5 - 11:00 AM

On October 5, join us for this in-person event in an afternoon of exploring the history of UVA’s Observatory Hill and its under-recognized role as a vital water resource. Garth Anderson, Facility Historian in UVA’s Facilities Management, will talk about the history of Thomas Jefferson’s original purchase of the ‘mountain’ parcel to build and sustain the Academical Village. Nancy Takahashi, Associate Professor Emerita in UVA’s Landscape Architecture Department, will explore how UVA’s water resources have been managed and developed over time in areas like Meadow Creek, The Dell, Nameless Field, and the RWSA’s Water Treatment plant.
After lunch, we will tour Observatory Hill sites with our UVA experts. Our walking tour will include the original reservoir, a spring, a geological site, and the water treatment plant.
This event requires registration. Tickets are available for $35 . Please learn more and register here https://engagement.virginia.edu/uva-observatory-hill-jeffersons-water-resource-for-the-academical-village-registration-418111943077


PO Box 400807
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Type


U.Va. Lifetime Learning

Date / Time

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM