Featured: Tour Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Thomas Jefferson, third president, philosopher, scientist, historian, and author of the Declaration of the Independence, helped establish the foundations of self-government and individual freedom we know today. Jefferson's words—the Declaration and his more than 19,000 letters—and his architecture—including Monticello and the University of Virginia— provide a lens for scholars and visitors today to view the beginnings of early America.
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Thomas Jefferson's Spurious Quotes
Monticello's Research Librarian, Anna Berkes, talks about her experiences to researching and listing the misquoting of Thomas Jefferson. (Produced in 2012). Check out a related article in The Wall Street Journal.
Hard cider, an old US favorite, makes a comeback
Story by Agence France-Presse, released December 7, 2012. (View French language version)
Alice Waters Visits Jefferson's Monticello
Revolutionary chef Alice Waters visits Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, VA to prepare a meal in Jefferson's kitchen, with chef Scott Peacock. (Produced in 2012)
Getting Word: African American Families of Monticello
A three-minute video about Getting Word, a project to identify the descendants of Monticello's enslaved community and collect their oral histories. Begun in 1993, the Monticello's researchers have interviewed nearly 180 individuals and will share their research through a website that will launch in late January 2012.
July 4, 2011, Independence Day and Naturalization Ceremony
P. Allen Smith Public Service Announcement for the Heritage Harvest Festival
Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden
Scholars from Monticello's Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies describe the events that led to the discovery of 74 volumes once owned by Jefferson and thought lost.
Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student™ Videos
As part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership’s award-winning, multimedia service-learning project -- Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student™ -- and in partnership with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Arundel Family Foundation, students from Sutherland Middle School in Albemarle Co., VA, produce several short video documentaries (or vodcasts) focusing on Monticello and Thomas Jefferson. See the videos »
Michael Kranish, Flight from Monticello
Michael Kranish discusses his critically acclaimed book Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War at Monticello's Jefferson Library on Thursday, March 18, as part of the 16th annual Virginia Festival of the Book. See more of the talk »
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson
Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek and author of the best-selling book, American Gospel, and of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House talks about the differences and similarities between Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson and the far-reaching legacies of each. Mr. Meacham spoke at Monticello in June 2009 at a gathering of the Monticello Cabinet.
Interview with Annette Gordon-Reed
Annette Gordon-Reed answers questions from Monticello staff about her The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which won a 2008 National Book Award and a 2009 Pulitzer Prize.
Trailer for Thomas Jefferson's World and an excerpt from A Passion for Ordered Knowledge animation
View the 90-second trailer for the new film Thomas Jefferson's World and a 20-second excerpt from the animation A Passion for Ordered Knowledge, both now playing at the new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center. See the videos »