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Blog Archive: April 2014

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


Monticello is most famously known as Thomas Jefferson’s house. However, many people occupied its rooms, including Jefferson’s daughters, grandchildren and slaves. In contrast to Jefferson’s sanctum sanctorum , the second story was a crowded, busy, and feminine space, occupied by women from the crib...More >>
James H. Webb, Jr., speaking on the steps of Monticello's West Portico.
Remarks by Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb Founder’s Day Ceremony, April 11, 2014 Thank you, Don King, for that kind introduction. And let me take a moment to also thank President Leslie Greene Bowman and Dean Harry Harding, and those who work with them at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and at the...More >>
Since November, Monticello’s archaeology team has been battling record cold and snow. We have excavated a 140-foot long trench running from the smokehouse in the South Dependency, across the Kitchen Yard and down to the vegetable garden terrace (Figure 1). The trench will contain pipes serving the...More >>
Peter Onuf, U.Va.'s Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, Emeritus and Senior Fellow at Monticello's Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies sat down with Monticello to discuss his thoughts on Jefferson, Monticello, and all things MOOC. An expert on Thomas Jefferson and...More >>

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