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Blog Archive: August 2011

Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


Thomas Jefferson's dining room was restored recently to its original zingy chrome yellow. Recently, the Wall Street Journal featured a story on Jefferson's influence on decorator and former White House design consultant Carleton Varney. Check out the story on The Wall Street Journal online.More >>
Question mark icon over a silhouette of Mary's sister Martha Jefferson Carr.
A while ago I spent a little time (by which I mean maybe 26 hours or so) doing research in response to a patron's question about Mary Jefferson Bolling, Thomas Jefferson's older sister. Sometimes I get a little bit Captain Ahab when I'm doing research. The good news is that we now have an article...More >>
A new six-part lecture series, “Jefferson’s Neighborhood Too” begins Tuesday September 13 on Montalto for a literal, intellectual and figurative overview of Thomas Jefferson’s neighborhood. We’ll also visit the Jefferson home site at Shadwell, then build on previous lectures to incorporate...More >>
As you can see I used very ripe peaches donated to me at the Meade Park Farmer’s
Time for the August installment of our monthly series in which we post a recipe from The Virginia House-wife , a recipe book published in 1824 by Mary Randolph, kinswoman to Thomas Jefferson. Leni Sorensen, our African American Research Historian and a culinary historian of national repute, has...More >>
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