Tagged with 'MountaintopProject'

Introducing the Mountaintop Project: Revealing Jefferson’s Monticello!

"Architecture is my delight, and putting up and pulling down, one of my favorite amusements." –Thomas Jefferson (as told by Margaret Bayard Smith)

Jefferson’s “Venetian” blinds: a Story of Investigation and Restoration

This year, the Restoration Department concluded their research into the design of Monticello’s original exterior “Venetian” blinds. The search ultimately led them from Monticello to the U.S. Capitol.

Discoveries in the North Passage

People today often forget how flexible rooms were in the past. The North Passage on the 2nd floor of Monticello is a prime example of multi-functionality. Of course it was a corridor, but it also acted as a storage area, work room, and as sleeping quarters for visitors and enslaved workers.