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This past weekend, seven families participated in Monticello’s first ever My Monticello Gingerbread House Family Workshop. We loved seeing multiple generations working together with such focus, creativity, and collaboration. Check out the exuberant work of these budding architects! To learn more,...More >>
The Wall Street Journal highlights the work of Monticello Research Librarian Anna Berkes battling rampant misquotiing of Thomas Jefferson and invites readers to take a "Quoting Jefferson" quiz. Read the article and take the quiz at To Quote Thomas Jefferson, 'I Never Actually Said That' Check out...More >>
In 1762, Thomas Jefferson described Christmas as the “day of greatest mirth and jollity.” During this special holiday season, share the genius of Jefferson and Monticello with the people on your gift list! The Monticello Museum Shop has a gift for every age, style, and budget—ranging from a Tulip...More >>
CBS Sunday Morning took an in-depth look at how Monticello is telling the story of slavery—from our landmark exhibition Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty to our Slavery at Monticello tours. The feature story includes an interview with Curator Elizabeth Chew and Tour Guide David...More >>
Author Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham, author of the newly released and highly praised Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power , gives Fodor's his top reasons to visit Jefferson's home. "It's as close as you can get to a conversation with Thomas Jefferson.” Read it online »More >>
A selection of the apples sampled at the 2012 Monticello Apple Tasting
And the results are in. This year's favorite was . . . . . . the Ralls Genet -- which typically fares poorly at this event -- followed by perennial favorites the Esopus Spitzenburg and the Ashmead's Kernel (see the tabulations below). Not appearing among the tastiest this time was the Albemarle...More >>
Revolutionary chef Alice Waters visits Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, VA to prepare a meal in Jefferson's kitchen, with chef Scott Peacock. Visit Monticello's YouTube Channel.More >>
Rain garden in mid-October at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants.
The promise of increased rainfall during the autumn months, in addition to major weather events like the recent Hurricane Sandy, serve as reminders of the need to manage excess water in responsible, effective ways. A simple, aesthetically pleasing solution for water management in the home garden is...More >>
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Figure 1: Geoarchaeological consultant Dan Hayes takes copious notes.
Over the past several weeks, our ongoing archaeological excavations to advance the Kitchen Road Restoration Project have yielded several important discoveries (for an introduction to the Kitchen Road Project, check out this previous blog post http://www.monticello.org/site/blog-and-community/posts/...More >>
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On June 8, 2012, Smithsonian Gardens staff harvested beets, cabbage and turnips to be displayed as part of The Jefferson Table and Gillette Family Garden public program presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) at the USDA Farmer’s Market. The program...More >>

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