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Transcript of Nadia Com ăneci's remarks, July 4, 2012 "I would like to thank you all for inviting me to say a few words today at the 50th Anniversary of Monticello’s Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. "Congratulations to those of you here today who will soon become the newest...More >>
This July 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the first naturalization ceremony held at Monticello.More >>
On July 4th, 85 people from 44 countries around the world will fulfill their dreams of becoming U.S. citizens. Monticello's own Yussuf Yussuf will be among them. July 4th at Monticello Event DetailsMore >>
Odelia Rasheed, 36, hadn’t planned to become an American. “I was still thinking we’re not going to settle here, this is only temporary,” Rasheed said. “I was still holding onto that plan we had 11 years ago.” But after the 2008 election she realized she was ready to make America her “forever.” “I...More >>
This July 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the first naturalization ceremony held at Monticello. Kay Nimax, 77, will be there as around 80 men and women from across the globe will become American citizens on the West Lawn of Monticello on the nation’s birthday. Nimax has made a point to celebrate...More >>
P. Allen Smith (right) with Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants at Monticello
The historic rose collections at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, established over twenty years ago, continue to expand and generate interest among rose lovers. This past September—prior to the 2011 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello— author, gardening expert, and television...More >>
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This Saturday, May 26th, the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants hosts their “Wine and Roses” Open House . The event allows you to venture into gardens not usually open to the public while enjoying wines from local vineyards. Two garden tours led by Monticello’s Curator of Plants, Peggy...More >>
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Earlier this year, Monticello's archaeology team located the remains of a previously undocumented building on Mulberry Row. The new find consists of a brick paving that served as the floor of a log structure whose walls have left no visible trace. Only the northern edge of the paving has been...More >>
A Padlock, matching one found on Mulberry Row
Over the past two months, Monticello’s archaeologists have discovered two previously unknown archaeological sites that were once the homes of slaves who lived at Tufton, about a mile and a quarter east of Jefferson’s mountaintop mansion. Our preliminary assessment of the artifacts indicates that...More >>
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