Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson's father, patented 1,000-acre tract which became Monticello.
Thomas Jefferson born at Shadwell.
Peter Jefferson died.
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Thanks to all the families who made Monticello’s 2011 Home Educators’ Day such a success!
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your young scholars for the third annual Home Educators' Day on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
2012 Event Description
The Retirement Series Digital Archive is a companion to the letterpress volumes of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. The content presented as part of this collection includes the Family Letters Digital Archive: full, searchable transcriptions of a rich body of correspondence to and between Jefferson's immediate and extended family.
The Retirement Series is creating the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's letters and papers for the period from 1809 to 1826 in letterpress and digital forms. Jefferson's retirement is the least studied and one of the most fascinating periods of his life. During these years he founded the University of Virginia, and in selling his own unrivaled book collection, he turned the Library of Congress into a great cultural institution.
These special guided 40-minute tours of Thomas Jefferson's house are designed especially for families with children ages 5 to 11. Featuring hands-on opportunities, these tours provide a glimpse of life at Monticello and highlight Jefferson’s accomplishments and wide-ranging interests.