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 »
In celebration of Historic Garden Week and the beautiful plants that populate Monticello during the spring months, Brian Hartsock, Operating Manager for the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello, shares some of his favorite gardening books for this month’s Revolving Bookstand.
Monticello and HISTORY® invite teachers and their students, K-12, to participate in a digital art-based project that encourages students to connect Jefferson with their hometown. The contest includes $10,000 in prize money and a chance to have their work featured on Monticello’s website.more »
Monticello’s Cobalt Blue Ruffled Pitcher is featured in the April 2013 House Beautiful feature "The Best," showcasing American-made products that speak to traditional style with a modern beauty. more »
Are you looking for ways to get back in the garden again after a long, cold winter spent indoors? Happily late winter, before the new buds break, is the perfect time to prune dormant shrubs that bloom on “new wood”.more »
Winter at Monticello brings with it a solitary, clear beauty, with vistas that stretch for miles. When the shutters weren’t closed to contain the warmth, family, guests, and enslaved servants might have admired the snowy views out of the numerous large windows, but this pleasure was certainly tempered by the cold they endured. Limited heat cast by stoves and fireplaces, made some rooms moderately comfortable by today’s standards.more »