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Monticello as Experiment:‘To Try All Things’

Thomas Jefferson was a firm believer that "useful knowledge" could make life more efficient and convenient, and he used Monticello as a laboratory for that theory. 

Cabinet

View Room Panorama Dimensions: 18' 6" x 11' 10"; ceiling 10' 0"   Order: Tuscan Source: Palladio   Color: There is some evidence that the room was originally wallpapered; today painted oyster white.

Hall

The Hall served as a reception area and waiting room for visitors and a museum of American natural history, western civilization, and American Indian cultures. View Room Panorama Overview Dimensions: 27' 11"x 23' 9"; ceiling 18' 2"