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Blog Posts by Leslie Greene Bowman

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


Aerial of Monticello with labels of historic areas overlaid
"Architecture is my delight, and putting up and pulling down, one of my favorite amusements." –Thomas Jefferson (as told by Margaret Bayard Smith) Monticello has always been a work in progress, overflowing with Thomas Jefferson’s brilliance and complexity, his designs and experiments. For nearly a...More >>
Signing of Memorandum between the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and National Libra
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Library of China for Exhibition in 2015 On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice Premier of China, Madame Liu Yandong, addressed...More >>
Leslie Greene Bowman
On November 7, 1805, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis reached a large body of water. Thinking it was the Pacific Ocean, Clark wrote “ Ocian in view ! Oh! The Joy!” We know now that the Lewis and Clark Expedition was almost nearly there – only 20 miles from their destination (they had just reached...More >>
Peter Hatch
Before Peter Hatch’s arrival more than thirty years ago, Monticello was extolled as great architecture, and the home of one of the country’s most important figures. It was Peter who uncovered Jefferson’s experimental garden at Monticello, recognized its revolutionary influence and restored it for...More >>
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