Thomas Jefferson returns to Monticello

April 30, 2019 - Veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill Barker is widely recognized as the nation’s foremost interpreter of Thomas Jefferson. Now, after portraying Thomas Jefferson at Colonial Williamsburg for the last 26 years, Barker will join the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello starting on June 14.

News Releases in 2018

Thomas Jefferson Foundation Announces New Board Leadership

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the private, nonprofit organization that owns and operates Monticello, announces new leadership for its board of trustees. Effective January 2019, Jon Meacham will assume the role of chairman of the board. The foundation also announced that Melody C. Barnes was elected vice chair of the board and began serving in that capacity on June 15, 2018 - July 2, 2018

Andrew Tisch, new book of American immigration stories, to be featured at Monticello’s Independence Day Celebration

May 31, 2018 - Monticello is pleased to announce that Andrew Tisch, prominent businessman, civic leader and co-author of a new book on the American immigrant experience, will deliver the keynote address at its 56th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony—the nation’s oldest continuous naturalization ceremony held outside a courtroom. The event also celebrates the 242nd anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Monticello Announces Major International Conference, Free Public Forum on Slavery

March 1, 2018 - On March 19-21, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the University of Virginia and the United States Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) will jointly sponsor a public forum at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and an international conference at UVA on interpreting the history of slavery and its legacies, in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Slave Route Project: Resistance, Liberty, and Heritage.