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Blog Posts by Lisa Stites

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


CBS Sunday Morning took an in-depth look at how Monticello is telling the story of slavery—from our landmark exhibition Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty to our Slavery at Monticello tours. The feature story includes an interview with Curator Elizabeth Chew and Tour Guide David...More >>
Gabriele accepts the VA Agribusiness Council's 2011 Distinguished Service Award
Monticello’s Assistant Director of Gardens and Grounds Gabriele Rausse was recognized for his service to the Virginia wine industry during the 4th annual Virginia Wine Expo, held in Richmond, Virginia on February 25. Donna Pugh Johnson from the Virginia Agribusiness Council presented Rausse with...More >>
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Gardens, Food and drink
Peter G. Peterson
Philanthropist and statesman, Peter G. Peterson will be the featured speaker at Monticello's commemoration of Jefferson's 268th birthday on April 13 at 10 a.m., on the West Lawn of Monticello. Peterson is the 5th recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. He is the...More >>
A revolution is brewing in the artisanal beer world, inspired by the taste of Thomas Jefferson and what was brewed historically at Monticello. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, in collaboration with Starr Hill Brewery, announces the launch of Monticello Reserve Ale, the official beer of Monticello...More >>
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Food and drink

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