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Archaeology

Fraser D. Neiman, Director
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(434) 984-9812

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    Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants

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    (434) 984-9819

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      Curatorial

      Susan R. Stein, Richard Gilder Senior Curator and Vice President for Museum Programs
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      Gardens and Grounds

      Gabriele Rausse, Director
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      Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies

      Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy, Saunders Director
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      (434) 984-7500

      Mary Scott-Fleming, Director of Enrichment Programs
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      (434) 984-7504

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        Jefferson Library

        Jack Robertson, Foundation Librarian
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        (434) 984-7540

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        Reference Questions

        Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series

        J. Jefferson Looney, Editor

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        Research

        Gaye Wilson, Shannon Senior Historian

          Restoration

          Robert L. Self, Robert H. Smith Director of Restoration
          Gardiner Hallock, Architectural Historian

          Administration

          Leslie Greene Bowman, President
          Ann H. Taylor, Executive Vice President
          Laura Terry, Chief Financial Officer

          Administration phone contact: 984-9810

          Development

          Joshua Scott, Director of Development
          (434) 984-9829

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            Human Resources

            E-mail contact
            (434) 984-9808

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              Lost and Found

              (434) 984-9808

                The Shop at Monticello and Catalog Sales

                The Shop at Monticello:
                (434) 984-9840 - e-mail

                Garden Shop
                (434) 984-9840

                The Shop at Monticello Online:
                (800) 243-1743 - e-mail

                Press and Media

                (434) 984-7529
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                  Visit information

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                  (434) 984-9800
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                  Donald Davis's picture
                  I am wondering about the use of chestnut lumber in the actual construction of Monticello. In 1783, Jefferson created a work order for using chestnut lumber in everything from the West Portico columns to window and door sills. I have also read that the East Portico columns are made of wood and that they may have originally been chestnut. Perhaps chestnut timbers were used temporarily during the construction of Monticello and then removed later as final work was completed. Could you please tell me if any chestnut timbers were used in building the "original" 1809 structure? Thanks you in advance for your response!!!! Donald Davis, Governmental Affairs, The American Chestnut Foundation
                  Donald Davis

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