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The landscaping of the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Smith Education Center by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects is designed to restore the natural forest that was removed for construction and blend the complex of buildings into the native Monticello woodlands. The plantings—mostly...
Thomas Jefferson was a firm believer that "useful knowledge" could make life more efficient and convenient, and he used Monticello as a laboratory for that theory. Monticello as Experiment: 'To Try All Things' presents the Monticello house and plantation as the testing ground for Jefferson's ideas...
Thomas Jefferson's World Trailer 20-second Clip from A Passion for Ordered Knowledge animation in the 'To Try All Things' exhibition
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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