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Monticello & Virginia Wine Board Sponsor 2010 Governor's Cup for White Wine

For Immediate Release  Sep 27, 2010 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 Charlottesville, VA.&— The Virginia Wine Board hosts the Governor's Cup for White Wines, Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., on the West Lawn of Monticello, as part of the kick off celebration of October Virginia Wine Month.

Monticello Hosts Fall Wine Events

For Immediate Release  Sep 07, 2010 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Monticello offers visitors free archaeology walking tours and opportunity to view archaeological artifacts this weekend

Visitors get the chance to uncover history during Virginia Archaeology Month News Release - October 21, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact: Lisa Stites  434-984-7529 

Thomas Jefferson Foundation announces first holiday 5K

Runners and walkers are invited to participate in this family-oriented community event FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 11, 2010 Media Contact: Lisa Stites 434-984-7529

Experience the magic of the holiday season at the home of Thomas Jefferson

Monticello will be lit with candlelight for visitors this December                                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monticello brews Jefferson–inspired ale

Introducing Monticello’s new microbrew, just in time for Presidents’ Day Wednesday, January 19, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Stites  434-984-7529

Monticello Scholars Identify 74 of Thomas Jefferson’s Books at Washington University in St. Louis Library

Discovery makes university third largest holder of Jefferson’s books St. Louis, MO – February 21, 2011 – The Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis announced today the discovery by Monticello scholars that a collection of books, long held in the libraries at Washington University in St. Louis, originally were part of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library.

2011 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals To Be Awarded to Maya Lin, Cynthia Kinser and Pete Peterson

March 21, 2011 — The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation will present their highest honors, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in architecture, law and citizen leadership, during Founder's Day activities on April 13. The awards are presented jointly by U.Va.

Monticello hosts Historic Garden Week in Virginia celebration to mark the restoration of winding walk flower border and oval beds

Award-winning author Andrea Wulf presents new book April 18 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.—In celebration of the Garden Club of Virginia’s restoration of the twenty oval flower beds and the winding walk flower border, Monticello will hold a garden party during Historic Garden Week in Virginia, with award-winning author Andrea Wulf on April 18.

Monticello Director of Gardens and Grounds receives national award

Garden Club of America presents Peter Hatch with Medal for Historic Preservation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Monday, May 2, 2011Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529                                       

Monticello’s Montalto 5K to feature “First Responder Challenge”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, May 6, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.—The Montalto Challenge, a demanding 5K race to the summit of Thomas Jefferson’s “high mountain,” will be held tomorrow, Saturday, May 7, at 8:00 a.m.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation receives a gift of history from Martha Jefferson Hospital

The J. A. Patterson clock and chair return to “Repose” at Montalto FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.—A chair and a tall-case (grandfather) clock, original furnishings in James A. Patterson’s Repose, the house atop Montalto, have returned home, thanks to a generous gift from Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Muhtar Kent to be featured speaker at Monticello’s July 4 Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, May 5, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites 434-984-7529

Monticello’s Main Street comes to life

Visitors can experience the sights and sounds of Mulberry Row, Monticello’s plantation hub FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, June 3, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

First public conference at Montalto to discuss diplomacy and education

Ryan Crocker, Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Afghanistan to serve as conference panelist FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, June 10, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 "if a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be." - Thomas Jefferson, 1816

Charlottesville/Albemarle chosen as site for Wine Bloggers Conference

Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville anticipate tourism impact FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Monticello Awarded $500,000 Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation

Funding will support the ‘Liberty Today’ program to help educators make history relevant through a dynamic, online educational platform FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, June 30, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Jefferson’s Montalto to become classroom for wine-making

Monticello/PVCC Vineyard partner for educational vineyard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, July 18, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Monticello and National Museum of African American History and Culture to Explore Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

Two new exhibitions to explore the ‘Paradox of Liberty’ at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 30, 2011

American and Russian Scholars to Discuss Thomas Jefferson and Tsar Alexander I at Moscow Conference

Russian-American relations, particularly between 1800-1815, to be the focus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Monday, October 10, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Travel Diary of Thomas Jefferson’s granddaughter published this December

The edited travel diary of Thomas Jefferson’s granddaughter, Ellen Wayles Coolidge, will be released this December. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

National book launch for ‘A Rich Spot of Earth’ at Monticello to be held during Historic Garden Week in Virginia

Book showcases Thomas Jefferson’s revolutionary vegetable garden FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Wine Festival at Monticello 2012

No better place to experience wine and history!  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Monday, May 7, 2012 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Olympic champion Nadia Comăneci to be featured July 4 speaker at Monticello

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, May 11, 2012 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

J.F. Bryan, Pam Reynolds, J.B. Birdsall elected to Thomas Jefferson Foundation board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Monticello’s ICJS co-hosts National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution annual conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, May 31, 2012 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 Monticello’s ICJS co-hosts National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution annual conference Thomas Jefferson’s Lives: Biography as a Construction of History

Handmade for the Holidays - Make memories at Monticello this holiday season!

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.— The merriment of the holidays combines with the sentiment of the past to create a special holiday season unlike any other at Monticello. From handcrafted to hands-on workshops, Monticello is your holiday destination this year. Join us for our month-long series Handmade for the Holidays, beginning December 1, 2012.

Pulitzer Prize-winning, Bestselling Author Jon Meacham Launches New Book—"Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" at Monticello

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 7, 2012 Media Contacts:Lisa Stites, Monticello: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 Maria Braeckel, Publicity Manager, Random House / Spiegel & Grau / The Dial Press: mbraeckel@randomhouse.com ; (212) 572-2721

Thomas Jefferson Foundation Installs Marioff HI-FOG® Water Mist Fire Suppression System to Protect Monticello for Future Generations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 14, 2012 Media Contacts:Lisa Stites, Monticello: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 Marioff, James McGuinness: james@mcguinness@marioff.net; (508) 231-2536

Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 5, 2012 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

King elected chairman of Thomas Jefferson Foundation Board

Goode elected vice chairman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 1, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Thomas Jefferson Foundation welcomes new trustees Glynn D. Key and Gilbert P. Schafer, III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 21, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–Glynn D. Key of Washington D.C. (and Trevose, Pa.) and Gilbert P. Schafer, III, AIA, of New York, New York, have been elected members of the Board of Trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the private, nonprofit organization that has owned and operated Monticello since 1923.

2013 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals To Be Awarded to Laurie Olin, Robert Mueller and Wendy Kopp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 5, 2013 Media Contacts: Brevy Cannon, 434-243-0368 and Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 5, 2013 — The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello will present their highest honors, the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in architecture, law and citizen leadership, to, respectively:

Wine Festival at Monticello 2013

No better place to experience wine and history! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 28, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 Charlottesville, VA.—The fourth annual Wine Festival at Monticello celebrates Thomas Jefferson’s lasting influence on the Virginia wine industry—and kicks off Saturday, May 11, 2013, 6-9 p.m., on the West Lawn of Monticello.

Monticello adds new furnished room to Behind-the-Scenes Tour

The Second Floor North Octagonal room has been restored FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 2, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Thomas Jefferson Foundation welcomes Jon Meacham to Board of Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 8, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Monticello to Receive $10 Million Gift for Restoration Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 20, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Dave Matthews to be featured July 4 speaker at Monticello

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 30, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

80 people from 38 countries to become citizens at Monticello on July 4

51st Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at the home of Thomas Jefferson to feature musician Dave Matthews as keynote speaker FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 18, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — This July 4th will mark the 237th anniversary of American independence.

Seed Saving on a Global Scale: Cary Fowler to keynote seventh annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

Southern Living’s Steve Bender to be a featured speaker FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 29, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529

Thomas Jefferson Inspires Design in 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 14, 2013 Media Contacts: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529 “…it may be said that Mr. Jefferson is the first American who has consulted the Fine Arts to know how he should shelter himself from the weather.” - The Marquis de Chastellux, 1782 on his first visit to Monticello

New Website for the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 21, 2013 Media Contacts: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529

Experience the magic of the holiday season at the home of Thomas Jefferson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Wednesday, November 27, 2013Media Contact: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529

Monticello Kicks Off the Year with Programs for Local Public School Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 9, 2014Media Contact: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529 MONTICELLO, Charlottesville, VA As Thomas Jefferson explained to George Wythe, “...the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness..."

Bowman Appointed to White House Preservation Committee

President Obama Appoints Leslie Greene Bowman, Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello President, to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 24, 2014Media Contact: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529

The University of Virginia and Monticello Launch Thomas Jefferson MOOC on Presidents' Day; Featuring Expert Peter Onuf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 5, 2014Media Contacts: University of Virginia, Jane Kelly, 434-243-9935Monticello, Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529

Monticello Creates Dynamic Website to Promote Digital Learning of History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 12, 2014Media Contact: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529 MONTICELLO, Charlottesville, VA—This Presidents’ Day, Monticello will launch SeaofLiberty.org — a new interactive website inspired by Thomas Jefferson and created by talented teachers from around the world.

Win a Virginia Vacation with the Presidents Passport!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 17, 2014Media Contacts: Claire Mouledoux, 703-652-5367Kathryn Goodson, 434-984-7570 George Washington’s Mount Vernon Joins Monticello and Montpelier to Create Virginia’s Premier Presidential Trail Expanded “Presidents Passport” Offers Added Value!

Monticello Scholar Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy: Finalist for Prestigious Book Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 18, 2014Media Contact: Amy Atticks, 434-984-7529

Monticello Archaeologists Awarded NEH Grant to Share Research Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2014 Media Contact: Amy Atticks434-984-7529 Monticello Archaeologists Awarded NEH Grant to Share Research Online

Monticello Scholars and Scholars of the Arab World to Host Jefferson Conference in Rabat, Morocco

Jefferson’s ideas on natural rights to be the focus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 15, 2014