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Blog Archive: December 2011

Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


The AP's Zinie Chen Sampson writes about three new projects launching this winter to shed light on the slaves who lived and worked at Monticello. The article has appeared in several U.S. media outlets as well as in the UK and India. Read it online (no longer available).More >>
Fountain Hughes, grandson of Monticello gardener Wormley Hughes
A recent entry in the New York Times' ongoing Disunion feature revisiting the Civil War, highlights an interview with Fountain Hughes, whose ancestors were slaves at Monticello, and cites the work of our own Cinder Stanton. Hughes's interview, originally recorded as part of the Slave Narrative...More >>
This past Saturday, December 3rd, the Museum Shop at Monticello hosted its first-ever “Handmade for the Holidays” event, and it was by all accounts a tremendous success! This fun-filled extravaganza featured local artisans, food, and drink, and offered the public not only the chance to shop for...More >>
Time for the December installment of our monthly series in which we post a recipe from The Virginia House-wife , a recipe book published in 1824 by Mary Randolph, kinswoman to Thomas Jefferson. Leni Sorensen, our African American Research Historian and a culinary historian of national repute, has...More >>
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