If rain is good luck on your wedding day, what is three feet of snow on your honeymoon? A young Thomas and Martha Jefferson found out in January of 1772.
Thomas Jefferson and winter were not friends. Read a selection of quotations from Jefferson's letters and learn how this Frozen Founder felt about the winter months.
In 1762, Thomas Jefferson described Christmas as the “day of greatest mirth and jollity.” During this special holiday season, share the genius of Jefferson and Monticello with the people on your gift list! Monticello’s online Shop has a gift for every age, style, and budget.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of former Thomas Jefferson Foundation Trustee and Board Chairman, Thomas A. Saunders III.
We at Monticello are saddened by the recent passing of historian and biographer David McCullough. His accolades speak to the significant impact of his career...
Thomas Jefferson knew a thing or two about epidemics. The virulent diseases most feared in his time were smallpox and yellow fever.
The recent news cycle has seen a number of articles and a television interview proclaiming that Monticello is no longer a place where you can learn about Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to American history. Instead, these stories claim that the only thing you can learn is that Jefferson was a slaveholder. These stories are disappointing and inaccurate, but not at all surprising.
Part of a two-day event to honor Monticello's Getting Word community and the re-dedication of the Burial Ground for Enslaved People, this public program highlights the importance of descendant voices in the telling of American history—voices that have often been marginalized, or left out completely. Featured speakers include filmmaker Ava DuVernay, The Atlantic writer Clint Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed, musician Wynton Marsalis, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, descendants of families who were enslaved at Monticello, and more.
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