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Blog Archive: March 2014

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


In the coming months visitors to Monticello will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Jefferson’s “storehouse for nailrod and other iron” recreated on Mulberry Row. Building on more than eight years of planning and over 50 years of research and archaeological investigations, the site...More >>
Eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. How did this purchase influence Jefferson a nd what role did Islam play with other American Founding Fathers? Wm. Scott Harrop reviews Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders by Denise...More >>
Schematic drawing: Ground Source Heat Pump System & Geothermal Well Field
An increased concern about the environment and our consumption of natural resources has popularized the terms “ sustainability ” and “ green technology ” in recent years. In regards to natural resources, sustainable practices are those that meet the needs of current generations without compromising...More >>

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