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Kyle Chattleton

Music was an important part of life for enslaved people at Monticello, and particular individuals, like Eston Hemings,...MORE »

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Plantation and Slavery
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David Thorson

In Thomas Jefferson’s lifetime, the holidays at Monticello were a time for family gatherings, visiting friends...MORE »

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Bill Bergen

Writing to fellow architect Benjamin Labtrobe seven months after retiring from the presidency, Jefferson...MORE »

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Architecture
Author: 
Bill Bergen

Most exterior shutters today are eye-pleasing accents, decorative but not functional. But for Thomas Jefferson, shutters provided shade from what he described as "the constant, beaming, almost vertical sun of Virginia" while permitting airflow from summer breezes. They also protected the...MORE »

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Architecture
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Dianne Pierce

The Dome Room and the Cuddy are two very different spaces situated adjacent to one another on the third floor of Monticello...MORE »

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Brian Alexander

A discovery of Jefferson’s hand-written annotations in a copy of his Manual has led to new findings...MORE »

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Dianne Pierce

One of the most poignant of Jeffersonian artifacts is a 1782 scrap of paper with a quotation from the...MORE »

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Kathryn Braun

In 1804 when Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr took to the "field of honor" to settle their...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson
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Anonymous

Imagine a world where life moved at four miles an hour, and the most one could readily travel in...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

October is Virginia Archaeology Month. It offers an opportunity to learn about and celebrate archaeology in the state --...MORE »

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