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:more »
On Friday, July 4, 2014, David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, gave the keynote address at the 52nd 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 would become America's newest citizens.more »
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 the national park system.more »
Eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. How did this purchase influence Jefferson and what role did Islam play with other American Founding Fathers? Wm.more »
Thomas Jefferson, a strong advocate of reading, frequently made book recommendations to his children and grandchildren. He sent newspaper clippings along with his letters to them and his suggestions focused on poetry, history, foreign language, and moral and behavioral improvement.more »
On April 12, 2013, Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America and this year's recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership, announced to a Monticello crowd that "the kind more »