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. (April 22, 2013)
J. Jefferson Looney seeks to decipher Thomas Jefferson’s writings
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." (March 22, 2013)
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. (March 11, 2013)
To Quote Thomas Jefferson, 'I Never Actually Said That'
The Wall Street Journal highlights the work of Monticello Research Librarian Anna Berkes battling rampant misquotiing of Thomas Jefferson and invites readers to take a "Quoting Jefferson" quiz. (December 6, 2012)
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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. (April 2013 Issue)
Available at Newstands: March/April issue of The Magazine Antiques
Susan Stein, our Richard Gilder Senior Curator and Vice President for Museum Programs, wrote a beautiful essay in the March/April issue of The Magazine Antiques, which gives an intimate look at Jefferson through the restorations at Monticello. The essay highlights Monticello's attributes for a 21-century audience.
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 2013)
Opening Night in Atlanta for Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello
WSBTV-Atlanta reports on the opening of the traveling exhibition Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello, at the Atlanta History Center. (February 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 AccessAtlanta.com. (Originally published in print by the Atlanta-Constitution Journal, January 2013)
- See Garden & Gun's photo gallery on Modern-Day Monticello from March 2012.
Passport to the South
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is part of Southern Living's 18 Southern rites of passage to cross off your list this year. (January 2013)
Story of Slavery at Monticello – featured on CBS Sunday Morning Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty (December 2, 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 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 (November 25, 2012).
New Fire Suppression System Protecting Monticello
News report by NBC 29 News (November 13, 2012).
December/January issue of Garden&Gun magazine on newsstands
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."
Author Jon Meacham launches Jefferson biography today at Monticello
Article on Examiner.com (November 11, 2012)
Former Newsweek Editor Releases Thomas Jefferson Biography
News report by NBC 29 News (November 11, 2012)
Founding Gardener: Monticello's Vegetable Garden is a Monument to Organic Growing Methods Pioneered by a Visionary President
Photo gallery from Martha Stewart Living magazine's Thanksgiving issue. (November 2012)
Breaking Ground at Monticello
Thomas Jefferson's garden revolutionized farming. Today, it inspires a new generation to save seeds for a brighter future. (September 2012)
Monticello heads up Conde Nast Traveler's The 10 Innovations That Changed Architecture Forever
The 10 Best Historic Homes, According To National Geographic
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello comes in at Number 2! So reports The Huffington Post in their look at the National Geographic's new book The 10 Best of Everything. (June 2012)
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Monticello one of 15 “Inspirational Travel Destinations”
(December 2010, Forbes.com)
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