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Monticello's former Robert H. Smith Director of Restoration, Bob Self,...MORE »

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Jefferson described the Polygraph as "the finest invention  of the present age." Monticello guide Charles Morrill, who's been...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, Videos
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Fear of separation from loved ones was one of the great underlying terrors of slavery. Today we hear the story of a fight that broke out between two...MORE »

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Nance (Nancy) Hemings was an enslaved woman whom Jefferson inherited, gave as a wedding gift and later bought back to help run a weaving...MORE »

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Plantation and Slavery, Videos
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Several visitors to Monticello remarked on Thomas Jefferson's...MORE »

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The Entablature on the mantel above the fireplace in Jefferson's bed Chamber matches the room's entablature except for one unusual (and non-canonical)...MORE »

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Apples of many varieties were cultivated in Jefferson’s Virginia. The fruit was used to make pies, preserves, and other foodstuffs, of...MORE »

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Winemaking in Virginia was first attempted by our country’s...MORE »

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