Research Librarian at the Jefferson Library. I manage the Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, write the Summary View blog, and answer all sorts of queries. I'm interested in Jefferson's family and genealogy, historical myths and the different ways people remember (or misremember) events of the past, and quotations, among many other things.
On May 22, 56 years ago, Marilyn Monroe and her husband of less than a year, Arthur Miller, walked into Monticello, hoping to take a tour without anyone recognizing them. Unfortunately for them, their hopes were dashed almost immediately.more »