"Boys" Jefferson Centennial Election with pilgrimage to Monticello.
"Girls" Jefferson Centennial Election with pilgrimage to Paris
Centennial Year Programs included: "Patriots' Pledge of Faith" campaign kicked off by President Calvin Coolidge, and bill signed to create commission for the Sesquicentennial of American Independence and the Thomas Jefferson Centennial Commission of the United States; $35,000 contributed by New York City school children; Shadwell marker erected; "Religious Freedom" fund established by Felix Warburg; Jefferson gig pilgrimage to Philadelphia; Jefferson Centennial Day celebrated July 4th at Monticello.
The "Monticello Shop" opened in room beneath south terrace.
Monticello illuminated by the largest search light in the world.
Rear Admiral Richard Byrd elected the second Nation's Guest of Honor
Celebration of Freedom of the Press Day, and room at Monticello dedicated to this principle.
Interior of main house painted.
Financial plight led to refinancing of bonds and an appeal to newspapers and publishers for funds.
TJMF headquarters on 115 Broadway closed and moved to rent-free space on 70 Pine Street.
Celebration held with Future Farmers of America, and room dedicated to their ideals.
The Benevolent Protective Order of Elks donated funds to erect a flag pole.
Claude Bowers honored as first "modern" biographer of Jefferson.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission created by Congress.
Second floor of Monticello dedicated to the Daughters of the American Revolution.
New entrance-exit road completed with funds from Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Public Roads.
National Park Service bill proposed to acquire Monticello; federal takeover seen as financially prudent at this time, but advantages of continued private ownership by "public-spirited citizens" gained precedence.
The Civilian Conservation Corps helped clear woods around Monticello.
July 4th speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Monticello.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation professorship and fellowship programs established at the University of Virginia
Annual essay contest in local schools initiated, and a U.S. bond awarded as the prize
Thomas Jefferson Silver exhibit at the Bayly Museum of the University of Virginia
Archaeological excavations done at the site of the vegetable garden retaining wall
Stone house on Mulberry Row remodeled
237,020 visitors; $1.00 admission fee
Exhibition Monticello in Pictures, 1770-1959 held at Alderman Library at the University of Virginia
Monticello designated National Historic Landmark
The Life Portraits of Thomas Jefferson exhibition held at the Bayly Museum of the University of Virginia
Archaeological excavations done on Mulberry Row
Second roundabout surveyed, and a topographic map of area within fourth roundabout proposed
U.S. Naturalization Service ceremonies begun at Monticello on July 4th
First guidebook approved for publication
First year over 300,000 visitors
Wine cellar "restored"
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation headquarters moved from New York City to Monticello
Master site plan presented to deal with ever-increasing visitation
383,692 visitors; $1.25 admission fee
Shuttle station construction begun
50th anniversary of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation celebrated with exhibition History of Monticello since 1826 and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation at Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Monticello invited to be placed on the Virginia Historic Register
House at Tufton purchased
Nature trails opened from shuttle station and return via picnic area, east road, north spring, and graveyard
Director's house completed and occupied
519,032 visitors; $2.00 admission fee
National bicentennial celebration and record number of visitors: 671,487
President Gerald R. Ford delivered July 4th speech
Queen Elizabeth II visits Monticello
Restoration plans for gardens and grounds presented
Monticello's kitchen restored to its appearance ca. 1809
Foundation publishes Dining at Monticello: In Good Taste and Abundance
Monticello introduces AcoustiGuide tours
Monticello Explorer launched
Thomas Jefferson Foundation presented with the Mary Mason Anderson Williams award by Preservation Virginia for "exemplary preservation efforts"
Construction begins on new visitors center
Monticello initiates online ticket purchases
Ice house given new roof
Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia launched
New Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center opened
President George W. Bush speaks at July 4th ceremony
President Daniel P. Jordan retires, and new president Leslie Greene Bowman begins
Jefferson Today website launched
Dining Room painted chrome yellow
"Crossroads" exhibit opens
Monticello Reserve Ale developed in partnership with Starr Hill Brewery
- Text for years 1923-1998 from Rebecca L. Bowman, "A Chronology," in Celebrating Seventy-Five Years of Preservation and Education: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1923-1998 (Charlottesville, Va.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1998), 20-25. Additions by Anna Berkes, June 14-15, 2011.