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Wine dumbwaiter in side of Dining Room hearth
"A Greater Eye To Convenience " Jefferson filled Monticello with gadgets designed with "a greater eye to convenience," and the dining room contains many examples. A Device to Fetch Wine Built into each side of the fireplace is a wine dumbwaiter, consisting of a box into which a slave in the wine...
Jefferson's Alcove Bed
A typical day for Jefferson started early, because, in his own words, "Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun." He told of a fifty-year period in which the sun had never caught him in bed; he rose as soon as he could read the hands of the clock kept directly opposite his bed...
Children operating a working model based on Jefferson's Polygraph copying machin
A hands-on activity center for children Monticello visitors—especially those ages 6 to 12—can literally get in touch with American history in the Griffin Discovery Room through hands-on activities. This educational environment provides a variety of ways for young people to connect with Thomas...

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