Latest News on Jefferson and Monticello

April 22, 2013
AP Exclusive: $10M gift to spur rebuilding of slave quarters at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

One-time slave quarters will be recreated at Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello, and more of the Declaration of Independence writer’s living quarters will be restored using a $10 million gift from a philanthropist who has a keen interest in the nation’s history.

March 22, 2013
J. Jefferson Looney seeks to decipher Thomas Jefferson’s writings

Washington Post feature article on the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, which is based at Monticello, highlighting the project's editor, Jeff Looney, who "brings patience, a mathematician’s precision and a glint of mischief to his work."

April 2013 Issue
Monticello's Cobalt Blue Ruffled Pitcher featured in House Beautiful
See Monticello’s Cobalt Blue Ruffled Pitcher in the April House Beautiful feature The Best,” showcasing American-made products that speak to traditional style with a modern beauty.

March 11, 2013
New York Times Travel: Pennsylvania and Virginia, Where the Nation Was Shaped

Monticello is "the pièce de résistance of presidential houses" of a tour of America's history from Gettysburg, PA, to Charlottesville, VA.

February 8, 2013
Freedom and Slavery: Monticello's Tangled Legacy
Altanta NPR station WABE's two-part feature on the traveling exhibition Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello, featuring interviews with Elizabeth Chew, a former curator at Monticello in Virginia, and Rex Ellis, Associate Director with the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

February 2, 2013
Opening Night in Atlanta for Slavry at Jefferson's Monticello
WSBTV-Atlanta reports on the opening of the traveling exhibition Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello, at the Atlanta History Center.

January 29, 2013
Liberty and slavery at Monticello
Exhibit at Atlanta History Center looks at lives of slaves owned by Thomas Jefferson and their descendants. Available via (Originally published in print by the Atlanta-Constitution Journal, January 2013)

January 11, 2013
Did Jefferson really say that? Why bogus quotations matter in gun debate

CNN looks at the use of Jefferson quotations -- and misquotations -- in the recent debates over gun safety.

December 23, 2012
Struggling to attract visitors, historic houses may face day of reckoning.
Article in The Washington Post

December 6, 2012
To Quote Thomas Jefferson, 'I Never Actually Said That', The Wall Street Journal
[Monticello] Librarian Tracks Sayings Misattributed to Founding Father; 'A Fine Spiced Pickle'.

December 2, 2012
Story of Slavery at Monticello – featured on CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning took an in-depth look at how Monticello is telling the story of slavery—from our landmark exhibition Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty to our Slavery at Monticello tours. The feature story includes an interview with Curator Elizabeth Chew and Tour Guide David Ronka.

November 2012
Jon Meacham: 7 Reasons to Visit Monticello
Jon Meacham, author of the newly released Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, gives Fodor's his top reasons to visit Jefferson's home.  "It's as close as you can get to a conversation with Thomas Jefferson.”

November 25, 2012
Socializing as a Political Tool
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham recommends using "the White House and the president’s personal company to attempt to weave attachments and increase a sense of common purpose in the capital" just as Thomas Jefferson did. Op-ed piece for the New York Times.

December 2012/January 2013
Author Clyde Edgerton starts his review of Jon Meacham's latest biography by stating simply, "Americans need to read—as soon as possible—Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," Garden&Gun magazine

November 13, 2012
New Fire Suppression System Protecting Monticello
, NBC 29 News.

November 11, 2012
Author Jon Meacham launches Jefferson biography today at Monticello

November 11, 2012
Former Newsweek Editor Releases Thomas Jefferson Biography
, NBC 29 News

November 2012
Founding Gardener: Monticello's Vegetable Garden is a Monument to Organic Growing Methods Pioneered by a Visionary President, Martha Stewart Living Magazine

September 2012
Breaking Ground at Monticello
, Southern Living Magazine

August 2012
Monticello Named a TOP TEN WORLD WONDER
, National Geographic Traveler

August 2012
Monticello heads up The 10 Innovations That Changed Architecture Forever
, Conde Nast Traveler

January 31, 2012
Scholars recreate landscape of slavery at Monticello
, C'Ville Weekly

January 26, 2012
EXHIBITION REVIEW - Life, Liberty and the Fact of Slavery
, New York Times

September, 2011
Jefferson Amid the Ruins, France Today

August 30, 2011
Smithsonian Plans Exhibition on Jefferson and Slavery, New York Times

August 20, 2011
The Full Monticello, Wall Street Journal

July 28, 2011
Top 10 Takeaways From the Wine Bloggers Conference, Huffington Post

July 4, 2011
U.S. citizenship 'big dream' for new Americans, NBC's Today Show

May 13, 2011
Montalto facility dedicated; furnishings returned, Daily Progress

March 15, 2011
15 spots every kid should see before turning 15
, Budget Travel 

February 21, 2011
A Founding Father’s Books Turn Up, New York Times

February 21, 2011
Thomas Jefferson books discovered, The Today Show, NBC

February 1, 2011
Thomas Jefferson’s Beer Brewed Again, NBC 29, Charlottesville, Virginia

January 27, 2011
Jefferson’s Monticello makes ale inspired by the past, AP, Zinie Chen Sampson 

January 19, 2011
Jeff Looney, Editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, talks with Charlottesville–Right Now's Coy Barefoot about recent release of Volume 7 of the series

January 18, 2011
Kate Kelly with the Huffington Post highlights the Crossroads Exhibition and Monticello’s new website in her article on Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial

January/February 2011
Monticello Cover Story of January/February 2011 issue of AAA World

December 2010
Monticello featured as one of the 15 most “Inspirational Travel Destinations” at

November 29, 2010
Monticello Restores its Wine Cellar, Preservation Magazine

October/November 2010
The Monticello Wine Cellar: Thomas Jefferson’s Deep and Long-standing Interest in Wine, Albemarle Magzine

October 30, 2010
Growing a Greener World visits Jefferson’s Garden at Monticello, PBS

October 27, 2010
Before the Mac, Vintage Apples, The Wall Street Journal highlights Monticello's annual Apple Tasting Workshop in its look at vintage apples

October 21, 2010
Monticello Seeds Sprout at the White House, NBC29

October 21, 2010
Monticello, Studio 360's American Icons series

October 11, 2010
Jefferson Would Be Proud of Virginia's Wines, by Secretary of Agriculture, Todd P. Haymore, Richmond Times Dispatch

October 5, 2010
Estate shows diversity of Jefferson, Ironton Tribune, Ohio

September 29, 2010
Virginia Governor’s Cup held at Monticello, Daily Progress

September 18, 2010
Wine Festival at Monticello, interview with First Lady of Virginia
, NBC 29

September 15, 2010
American Founding Father was Revolutionary Gardener, Voice of America

September 14, 2010
Wine Festival at Monticello, ABC News

September 13, 2010
Thomas Jefferson’s Legacy in Gardening and Food, Huffington Post Editorial, Peter Hatch, Monticello's Director of Gardens and Grounds

September 21, 2010
Monticello archaeologists focused on slave life, Daily Progress

September 10, 2010
Monticello Kicks Off Heritage Festival, NBC 29

September 7, 2010
Historic sites go beyond glorifying great men, Zinie Chen Sampson, AP

August 31, 2010
Journey Through Hallowed Ground Program, Of the Student, By the Student awarded at Monticello, Leesburg Today

August 12, 2010
Michelle Obama visits Monticello, NBC 29

July/August 2010
Monticello’s Bright Past, restoration of the Dining Room at Monticello, Elle Décor Magazine

July 6, 2010
Quoted: Tracey Ullman on giving up her green card
, Washington Post

July 5, 2010
71 become U.S. citizens / 'Never forget where you are from,' actress Ullman tells crowd, Richmond Times Dispatch, Daily Progress

July 4, 2010
Celebrating the Fourth of July with Thomas Jefferson, The Huffington Post, editorial by Leslie Greene Bowman, president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation

June 30, 2010
At Monticello, Jefferson’s Methods Endure
, New York Times

June 10, 2010
Behind-the-scenes tours open at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, USA Today

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