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"because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered." - Thomas...More >>
Keeping the Monticello mountain supplied with fresh water was a constant struggle. Guides Charles...More >>
In mid-September 1817, Thomas Jefferson was preparing to leave Poplar Forest and return home to...More >>
Cookfire at the American Encampment
Derek Baxter is a guest blogger and Monticello enthusiast who attended the British Invasion, 1781...More >>
A tulip poplar bowl in The Shop at Monticello
“What would I not give that the trees planted nearest round the house at Monticello were full grown...More >>
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Gardens
Chef Alice Waters was the recipient of the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen...More >>
Some brought photographs, others brought books and at least two people brought quilts. But most of...More >>
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Research
The Mountaintop Project is made possible by a transformational contribution from David M...More >>
Figure 1: Early Jefferson sketch for the South Pavilion Kitchen
Over the past two weeks, the archaeology field crew, led by Field Research Manager Crystal Ptacek,...More >>

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