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Watch Rep. John Lewis's speech at Monticello and the entire 272nd commemoration of Jefferson's birthday.More >>
David M. Rubenstein was the featured speaker at Monticello’s 52nd Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony—the oldest continuous naturalization ceremony held outside of a courtroom in the United States. In this "Monticello Sits Down With..." interview, Rubenstein shares his...More >>
The Huffington Post and Southern Living both included the 8th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello to lists of upcoming "buzzworthy" events in the South this Fall. Check out what they had to say about this lively and family-friendly festival: Food and Music Mix It up at These Southern...More >>
How did they install furniture on the third floor of Monticello? With restoration of the upper floors underway and not much historical evidence to go on, our Restoration and Curatorial teams were tasked with finding a solution around those narrow stairways. After lots of measuring, they decided...More >>
Celebrate the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson during the 8th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, September 12-13, 2014. Thomas Jefferson, America’s “First foodie,” championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture. Taste a bounty of...More >>
On Friday, July 4, 2014, David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, gave the keynote address at the 52 nd Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony on Monticello's West Lawn before a crowd over 2,800 people in attendance, including 70 individuals who...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 >>
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 >>
President Obama and President Hollande visit Monticello Official White House video on www.whitehouse.govMore >>
In October of 2013, the Honorable Lord Paddy Ashdown was the keynote speaker for Diplomacy and Transitioning Governments, a conference co-hosted by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. Ashdown, a British politician and diplomat, sat...More >>

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