Visitors get the chance to uncover history during Virginia Archaeology Month
News Release - October 21, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Stites 434-984-7529
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.—Visitors can explore the Monticello plantation with a guided tour of the archaeological landscape and see Monticello artifacts in the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center Woodland Pavilion, Friday, October 22 – Saturday, October 23, during Virginia Archaeology Month. Visitors will learn about the archaeology department at Monticello, which has been working to unearth history as part of the Monticello Plantation Archaeological Survey since 1997.
“Our motto is ‘the entire mountain is the site’,” said Fraser Neiman, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation’s director of archaeology. “Our goal is...
For Immediate Release Sep 07, 2010 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529
Charlottesville, VA.&—Wine is the theme this fall at Thomas Jefferson's mountaintop Monticello home. Regional Virginia wineries and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation celebrate Thomas Jefferson's impact on American wines with a pair of events: the inaugural Wine Festival at Monticello, September 18, 2010, on Monticello's West Lawn from 6-9 p.m.; and the 22nd Annual Kickoff to October Virginia Wine Month, September 29, 2010. The 2010 Governor's Cup for White Wines will be announced at this event.
Jefferson's passion for wine was evident, as was his desire to see America produce its own wines. He has been called America's "first distinguished viticulturist" and "the greatest patron of wine and winegrowing...
For Immediate Release Sep 27, 2010 Media Contact: Lisa Stites, 434-984-7529
Charlottesville, VA.&— The Virginia Wine Board hosts the Governor's Cup for White Wines, Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., on the West Lawn of Monticello, as part of the kick off celebration of October Virginia Wine Month.
Thomas Jefferson wrote to Charles Philibert Lasteyrie-du Saillant in 1808, "We could, in the United States, make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good."
Today, Jefferson's dreams of an American wine industry have been realized. Virginia's wine industry is booming; there are now more than 160 wineries in the Commonwealth.
The Governor's Cup at Monticello kicks off October Virginia Wine Month, themed "Discover...