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Author: 
Lucy Midelfort

This summer, Monticello’s Restoration Department will be removing the East Portico’s mid-20th-century wooden beadboard ceiling and restoring its Jefferson-era finish, a traditional three-coat lime plaster.

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Author: 
Monticello

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

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Jefferson Today
Author: 
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
Author: 
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-...MORE »

Author: 
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
Author: 
Crystal Ptacek

Map of part of the Monticello Plantation circa 1796

Last week...MORE »

Author: 
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 »

Author: 
Jessica Bryars
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Farm and Gardens, Videos

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