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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The J. A. Patterson clock and chair return to “Repose” at MontaltoFOR 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.
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
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
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
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 conferenceThomas Jefferson’s Lives: Biography as a Construction of History
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.
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: email@example.com ; (212) 572-2721
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.
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:
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.
51st Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at the home of Thomas Jefferson to feature musician Dave Matthews as keynote speakerFOR 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.
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
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..."
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
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.
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 TrailExpanded “Presidents Passport” Offers Added Value!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 25, 2014Media Contact: Mia Magruder, 434-984-7596
MONTICELLO, Charlottesville, VA—Starting Thanksgiving weekend, Monticello is hosting an array of family-friendly holiday programs including DIY activities, races and special tours.