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It was announced this week that the Homestead Resort in Bath County intends to restore the historic bathhouses that surround their famed mineral pools (now called the Jefferson Pools). Thomas Jefferson is just one of the thousands of Virginians, aristocratic and ordinary, who have sought the...More >>
For your reading enjoyment, here are some other possible names for this blog that we either came up with ourselves or that were submitted by creative family, friends and coworkers: A Nickel's Worth From TJ to you Blogocello Commonplace Review "Your Tomgnosis", Jeffereuna, or TJ Ousia (from a contestant armed with a Greek dictionary) Blog of the Revolution Sage of the Blogosphere Monticello Rumblings Annalou and TJ Too When in the course of blogging eventsMore >>
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Picking up a recent Economist magazine, an article discusses how desalination of the oceans for usable water is becoming less expensive these days. San Diego has built a large plant, as have a few Australian cities. What does this have to do with Jefferson? It is science related, thus there's a...More >>
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An interesting article about Clay Jenkinson's 2006 appearance on the Colbert Report, along with two other prominent Thomas Jefferson interpreters, is online here ...along with Clay's apology to TJ for appearing on the show, and TJ's response (he's over it!).More >>
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Thought our loyal readers might be interested in some other Jefferson-related events coming up soon: September 13, 2008 Accuracy and Elegance: How Fry and Jefferson Made a Better map of Virginia Library of Virginia , Richmond, VAMore >>
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The next program in the Virginia Heritage Resource Center's Mining the Treasure House lecture series will be held at noon on Tuesday, 16 September 2008 in the conference rooms adjacent to the lobby of the Library of Virginia at 800 East Broad Street in downtown Richmond. The speakers will be J...More >>
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Congratulations to John Ragosta, one of our former ICJS fellows, who has an article in the new Virginia Magazine of History and Biography , "Fighting for Freedom: Virginia Dissenters' Struggle for Religious Liberty during the American Revolution" (vol. 116 no. 3). Hard copy is of course available...More >>
Annette Gordon-Reed discusses a tricky question in the latest American Heritage magazine (vol. 58 no. 5, Fall 2008): "Did Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson Love Each Other? A Historian Tackles One of American History's Thorniest Questions". Don't worry, I won't give away the ending, but Gordon-...More >>
A question from a patron prompted me to take another look at the quotation, "dissent is the highest form of patriotism." This is probably one of the most frequent quotation questions for us, but I haven't taken a fresh look at it for several years. Google Books has revolutionized the way I search...More >>
I've just received a Very Large Book: The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe , by Michael W. Fazio and Patrick A. Snadon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). This looks to be the meisterwerk on Latrobe, with lovely black & white photos, drawings, and color plates. 769 glossy...More >>
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