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Blog Archive: October 2019

Read what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as well as Monticello staff members have to say about Jefferson and Monticello.


In 1807, Jefferson installed the compass rose to the ceiling of Monticello’s East Portico. The rose connected to a wind vane mounted on the roof and...MORE »

Fraser D. Neiman

Archaeology is an historical discipline whose goals are to advance our understanding of what happened in the past and why. But unlike the documents on which...MORE »

Bill Bergen

On February 5, 1769, Thomas Jefferson replied to his cousin’s request that his son study law under him.  Writing from...MORE »


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