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Blog Posts by Christy Campbell

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

This past Saturday, December 3rd, the Museum Shop at Monticello hosted its first-ever “Handmade for the Holidays” event, and it was by all accounts a tremendous success! This fun-filled extravaganza featured local artisans, food, and drink, and offered the public not only the chance to shop for...More >>
Around 1811, Jefferson wrote a letter to his granddaughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, which contained a list of twelve “Canons of Conduct in Life” – rules to live by, in essence. In 1825 he sent the same list, minus two rules, to a baby boy named Thomas Jefferson Smith in response to a request...More >>
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"Cardinal," Mark Catesby
A few years ago I was going about my business in the Museum Shop when I noticed a small crowd of visitors just outside, all gazing upward, snapping pictures, and exclaiming excitedly over something just beyond my field of vision. I stepped outside to see what was going on, and the cause of the...More >>
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