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Blog Posts by Lisa at the ptjrs

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


One summer a few years ago I visited New Jersey, to do some work in the repository at the Morristown National Historical Park . Morristown served as the winter quarters for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-78 and again during the “Hard Winter” of 1779-80 and the site is now part of...More >>
Jefferson’s granddaughters began venturing “into society” in the 1810s. His first granddaughter Ann was married in 1808 at the age of seventeen, after attending only a few balls, dinners, and receptions in Washington while her grandfather was president. Ellen was out for several seasons and...More >>
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I am always interested in and often entertained by some of the ways I’ve seen Jefferson and other “Founding Fathers” portrayed. I don’t actually collect postcards. I know that a lot of people do, so please forgive my ignorance on this front. It’s just that I do occasionally run across one that I...More >>

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