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Blog Archive: March 2013

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

Monticello’s North Octagon Room
How do you accurately restore a wall paint that has been missing for over 170 years? This is a question that frequently confronts Monticello’s Restoration Department. Most recently it was the focus of an investigation in the second floor bedroom that Jefferson called the “North Octagon Room.” At...More >>
What We're Reading: Jefferson’s Shadow: The Story of His Science What author could more effectively tell the story of Thomas Jefferson and his fascination with science than Keith Thomson? Dr. Thomson is a professor emeritus of natural history at the University of Oxford, was a professor and dean at...More >>
Monticello and HISTORY ® invite teachers and their students, K-12, to participate in a digital art-based project that encourages students to connect Jefferson with their hometown. The contest includes $10,000 in prize money and a chance to have their work featured on Monticello’s website. Learn...More >>
Monticello’s Cobalt Blue Ruffled Pitcher is featured in the April 2013 House Beautiful feature "The Best," showcasing American-made products that speak to traditional style with a modern beauty. The issue is available at newsstands and bookstores. The pitcher is the featured product in our online...More >>
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Pruning a Double Musk Rose in early March.
Are you looking for ways to get back in the garden again after a long, cold winter spent indoors? Happily late winter, before the new buds break, is the perfect time to prune dormant shrubs that bloom on “new wood”. Generally, these are shrubs that bloom during the summer and fall; such shrubs...More >>
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