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Ahh ... must be the history of "the year" : )more »

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We'll be tasting 23 varieties of fruits on Saturday. from Pippin and Pearmain apples, to Mammolo Toscano, Pinot Noir, and Sangiovese grapes, to green nutmep melons, Oldmixon free peaches, and seckel pears.The tasting will be in Woodland Pavilion. Come join the fun. more »

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I woukd advise you to take a little of your own advise and learn a little history. You are very assumptive of Jefferson's relationship with Ms Hemings and so sure of the fact that 'ALL white men did it. I would not try to say that Jefferson was not invlolved with Ms Hemings but to say...more »

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Is the “From Bean to Beverage” American Heritage Chocolate Tasting and historic chocolate presentation at the Monticello Museum Shop included in the cost of this tour? Thank you, Traci C.more »

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Would like to obtain information on how to obtain a copy or synopsis of Carol Cullen's "An Interpretative Biography of Thomas Jefferson's Granddaughter Ellen Wayles Randolph Cooledge" while Carol was a Fellow at Monticello in 2000. Thanks for any help.more »

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"It arrested the intense attention of the founding elites, released the passion of normal people, reaffirmed the meaning of the Revolution, and exerted great impacts on the global community: a truly significant event in the history of the ear and the Articles of Confederation." I...more »

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Hi, Tracy. There are some campgrounds nearby. If you go to this link, it has info about places to stay, including two campgrounds: Places to Stay.more »

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He also wrote several books during his life, including "Letters of a British Spy" and "Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry" amongst other.more »

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Having read the very balanced narrative of monticello.org, I am bound to say I simply don't know. Those with strong reason to want it be one way or another are the ones most sure of themselves. more »

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Rosalie E. Davis wrote a wonderful genealogy book on the Garth Family c1988 called The Garth Family; 1734-1986. I am a researcher for the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St Louis where Dabney C. Garth is buried near his friend Sterling Price. I am trying to collect additional information about the...more »

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If I could suggest an edit to this article; my grandfather didn't pass away until February of 1979. Perhaps a sidenote about his contribution to help coordinate the major 1953-1954 restoration might be worthy of inclusion. (Other members of the Thacker family also helped extensively on...more »

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The Valentine Museum in Richmond has a watercolor of the State Capitol in Richmond attributed to William Goodacre by Fiske Kimball. Is it possible that the watercolor was actually done by Thomas Jefferson in preparation for construction and subsequently copied in an engraving by William...more »

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This garden is so awesome, paradise on earth.more »

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First photo from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Flickr Pool has some amazing colours, but I guess its edited...more »

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Hello, I visited Monticello and its surrounding gardens two summers ago and was so inspired to grow some of Jefferson's favorite vegetables. Purchasing the seeds at the gift shop enabled me to do so and also inspired me to write two posts on my blog, the first recreating a Jeffersonian salad,...more »

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My wife was naturalized at the 1974 ceremony. The speaker in 1974 was Dumas Malone, not Louis B. Wright. It was extremely hot and few of the guests remained until Malone finished his long speech -- a fact that was noted by Charles Kuralt who covered the ceremony that evening on the CBS evening...more »

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Thomas Jefferson seems to attract more flack than really necessary because, as Prof.1 said, "he wrote the Declaration of Independence, because he was looked up to, because he was looked upon to do the right thing..." We are all human beings, nobody is perfect, not even Thomas Jefferson. ...more »

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Hi, Ms. Berkes. I ran into this one attributed to Jefferson on a website. Authentic? "The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin....more »

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After reading several of the posts, I am finding the hard to believe that many cannot or will not accept the fact that Thomas Jefferson was a blatant HYPOCRITE! There is no other way to justify the so-called position of Anti-Slavery on one hand, then maintaining it in his personal life on the...more »

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I don't think Jefferson was wrong with the English language conventions of his time. I just googled this on etymonline.com (Online Etymology Dictionary): "its neuter possessive pronoun; the modern word begins to appear in writing at the end of 16c., from it + genitive/...more »