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Monticello


In 1807, Jefferson installed the compass rose to the ceiling of Monticello’s East Portico. The rose connected to a wind vane mounted on the roof and...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

Archaeology is an historical discipline whose goals are to advance our understanding of what happened in the past and why. But unlike the documents on which...MORE »

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Bill Bergen

On February 5, 1769, Thomas Jefferson replied to his cousin’s request that his son study law under him.  Writing from...MORE »

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Lucy Midelfort

The 20th-century beadboard ceiling of the East Portico

This summer, Monticello’s Restoration Department...MORE »

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Monticello

On April 16, 1807, Thomas Jefferson recorded in his Weather...MORE »

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Jefferson Today, Videos
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Diane

On this day 195 years ago, 11 July 1824, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Richmond merchant Bernard Peyton asking him to procure 20 pounds of tin.  He explained that “We have been a year or two without the use of such of our kitchen utensils as, being of copper, need tinning.”...MORE »

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Food and drink, Thomas Jefferson
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Monticello

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, constitutional rights and national unity advocate and a Gold Star parent, Khizr Khan, gave the keynote address at the...MORE »

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July 4th at Monticello, Videos
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Leslie Greene Bowman
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Emilie Johnson

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson took a serious fall in Paris, dislocating and possibly breaking his right wrist. The injury healed slowly, and though he regained use, stiffness and pain in his joint troubled him as he aged. Years later, retired to Monticello and searching for comfort, Jefferson got a...MORE »

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Monticello

Veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill...MORE »

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