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Launching Presidents' Day Weekend 2014 Sea of Liberty — for middle and high school teachers and students Talented teachers from across the world gathered at Monticello over three years to help create SeaofLiberty.org— an interactive, online tool for teaching the power of Thomas Jefferson’s ideas...
This highly interactive exhibition traces the development and ongoing influence of Jefferson's transformational ideas about liberty—particularly those expressed in the Declaration of Independence—through a groundbreaking presentation on a wall of flat-panel LCD screens. The title comes from...
Monticello's Dining Room with Dinner Table in Place
Guests to Monticello noted that the first dinner bell customarily rang at three o'clock, and the second called them to the table at four. When they arrived in the Dining Room, they quite likely found Thomas Jefferson reading. Having a self-described "canine appetite for reading" and hating to waste...
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...
Thomas Jefferson's World Trailer 20-second Clip from A Passion for Ordered Knowledge animation in the 'To Try All Things' exhibition

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