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Blog Archive: April 2013

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

Leslie Greene Bowman
On November 7, 1805, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis reached a large body of water. Thinking it was the Pacific Ocean, Clark wrote “ Ocian in view ! Oh! The Joy!” We know now that the Lewis and Clark Expedition was almost nearly there – only 20 miles from their destination (they had just reached...More >>
Wendy Kopp
On April 12, 2013, Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America and this year's recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership , announced to a Monticello crowd that "the kind of thriving, equitable society [Jefferson] could only dream of is within our grasp." Calling...More >>
Meet Sissy, Sadie, Bo and Rusty -- the four beautiful rescued dogs that help protect the Monticello Vegetable Garden from deer and other animals during the evening. Visit Monticello's YouTube Channel .More >>
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“A Rich Spot of Earth” Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden
In celebration of Historic Garden Week and the beautiful plants that populate Monticello during the spring months, Brian Hartsock, Operating Manager for the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello, shares some of his favorite gardening books for this month’s Revolving Bookstand...More >>
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