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


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Monticello offers a unique historic perspective on the racial fissures that divide our communities and our nation. On this plantation, 607 people were...MORE »

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Monticello Associate Curator Diane Ehrenpreis takes us through Jefferson's interest in innovation and technology and the story behind his...MORE »

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Today we at Monticello mourn the loss of one of our own: Joshua Scott, our Vice President for Development.

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Jefferson Today
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The year is 1804. James Bowdoin III, now the American minister to Spain, comes across a marble sculpture...MORE »

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For many people enslaved in the United States, Christmas was the only holiday they ever knew.

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Plantation and Slavery
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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 »

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On April 16, 1807, Thomas Jefferson recorded in his Weather...MORE »

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Jefferson Today, Videos
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On Thursday, July 4, 2019, constitutional rights and national unity advocate and a Gold Star parent, Khizr Khan, gave the keynote address at the...MORE »

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July 4th at Monticello, Videos
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Veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill...MORE »

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Sylvia Earle, a renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, was the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson...MORE »

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