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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-...MORE »

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Lucy Midelfort

A previously filled crack in the door surround between the Parlor and Dining Room, before treatment.

During an...MORE »

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Monticello the House
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Crystal Ptacek

Map of part of the Monticello Plantation circa 1796

Last week...MORE »

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Dr. Gary Sellick

While historians have been quick to highlight the national reasons for Jefferson’s vocal support for the admission of Missouri, the situation at Monticello that shaped his thinking has been largely overlooked. In September 1819, Jefferson had agreed to be guarantor of two $10,000 loans for his...MORE »

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Jessica Bryars
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Farm and Gardens, Videos
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Monticello
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Farm and Gardens
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Monticello


Lucian Truscott and Shannon Lanier pose in the Jefferson family cemetery (not part of Monticello). The family cemetery is...MORE »

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Plantation and Slavery, Videos
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Dr. Gary Sellick

Two centuries ago, on February 13, 1819, James Tallmadge, a member of the Democratic-Republican Party formed by Thomas Jefferson, offered an amendment to a bill regarding the admission of the Territory of Missouri into the United States. The so-called Tallmadge Amendment proposed banning further...MORE »

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Research, Thomas Jefferson
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gjwhite

Almost 400 years after the first enslaved Africans took their first steps in an English colony, a group of Virginians took their own steps to...MORE »

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