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Blog Archive: February 2019
Read what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as well as Monticello staff members have to say about Jefferson and Monticello.
Lucian Truscott and Shannon Lanier pose in the Jefferson family cemetery (not part of Monticello). The family cemetery is...MORE »
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 »
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 »
The Restoration Department recently brought in conservator Andy Compton to restore the composition ornament on the Hall fireplace mantel frieze. Composition ornament (or “compo”) is a putty-like material made from chalk, linseed oil, hide glue and pine rosin. When warm, it can be pressed into...MORE »