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What could make the Heritage Harvest Festival even more special? Locally brewed craft beers! Listen to music, enjoy local food and sample craft beer in the Festival’s first ever Craft Beer Garden sponsored by Starr Hill Brewery. Enjoy the award-winning Monticello Reserve Ale (2011 Silver Medal –...More >>
“All the stuff Jefferson was doing at Monticello is just having a rebirth now,” said David DeWitt, a food historian and the author of Founding Foodies: How Washington, Jefferson and Franklin Revolutionized American Food . Mr. DeWitt will speak Tuesday, August 28 at Monticello, focusing on Jefferson...More >>
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Food and drink
J. Harvie Wilkinson III serves on the Richmond, VA-based United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and has served as a member of the Federal court party at our annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony for many years. We loved Judge Wilkinson's speech this year...More >>
This year's rising sixth and seventh graders at Monticello's Summer Adventures Camp were in for a special treat. They were given the opportunity to pilot the new Garden Explorers Program that will be offered to families beginning in July. Working with this truly enthusiastic group, I began our day...More >>
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Gardens
I would like to thank you all for inviting me to say a few words today at the 50th Anniversary of Monticello’s Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony.More >>
Transcript of Nadia Com ăneci's remarks, July 4, 2012 "I would like to thank you all for inviting me to say a few words today at the 50th Anniversary of Monticello’s Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. "Congratulations to those of you here today who will soon become the newest...More >>
This July 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the first naturalization ceremony held at Monticello.More >>
On July 4th, 85 people from 44 countries around the world will fulfill their dreams of becoming U.S. citizens. Monticello's own Yussuf Yussuf will be among them. July 4th at Monticello Event DetailsMore >>
This Saturday, May 26th, the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants hosts their “Wine and Roses” Open House . The event allows you to venture into gardens not usually open to the public while enjoying wines from local vineyards. Two garden tours led by Monticello’s Curator of Plants, Peggy...More >>
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Gardens
A Founding Father of the field-to-fork food movement, Thomas Jefferson often entertained the reverie of life as a market gardener with, “…such a variety of subjects, some one always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another.” Within the thousand-foot-long...More >>
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