Civic Season at Monticello

On Juneteenth with Annette Gordon-Reed

Join us on Tuesday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m. ET for a special live Q&A with Monticello trustee and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Annette Gordon-Reed.

July Fourth Naturalization Ceremony

Every July 4, Monticello hosts an official naturalization ceremony on the West Lawn where dozens of immigrants from around the world become U.S. citizens. See plans for this year's Fourth of July celebration and videos of previous naturalization ceremonies.

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Explore our archive of livestreams that include topics such as elections, political figures, and early American history.

In the Hands of the People

Thomas Jefferson believed in the covenant between a government and its citizens, in both the government’s responsibilities to its people and also the people’s responsibility to the republic. In this illuminating book, New York Times best-selling author Jon Meacham presents selections from Jefferson’s writing on the subject, with an afterword by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed and comments from Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, Frederick Douglass, Carl Sagan, and American presidents.