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Transcript of Nadia Com ăneci's remarks, July 4, 2012 "I would like to thank you all for inviting me to say a few words today at the 50th Anniversary of Monticello’s Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. "Congratulations to those of you here today who will soon become the newest...More >>
This July 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the first naturalization ceremony held at Monticello.More >>
On July 4th, 85 people from 44 countries around the world will fulfill their dreams of becoming U.S. citizens. Monticello's own Yussuf Yussuf will be among them. July 4th at Monticello Event DetailsMore >>
Historian, author, professor, and former former Fellow at Monticello's Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies , Joanne B. Freeman gives an impromptu talk on Jefferson, Hamilton and Burr and her work on political dialogue during the Early American Republic (from July 22, 1999)...More >>
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This Saturday, May 26th, the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants hosts their “Wine and Roses” Open House . The event allows you to venture into gardens not usually open to the public while enjoying wines from local vineyards. Two garden tours led by Monticello’s Curator of Plants, Peggy...More >>
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Gardens
A Founding Father of the field-to-fork food movement, Thomas Jefferson often entertained the reverie of life as a market gardener with, “…such a variety of subjects, some one always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another.” Within the thousand-foot-long...More >>
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Gardens
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This year Monticello launched the new ‘Getting Word’ website —a vast collection of oral histories, images, and documentation encompassing seven generations of families descended from Monticello’s African American community. The website is the result of decades of research, nearly twenty years of...More >>
Teri Allard, host of Charlottesville Inside Out shows how to get in touch with American history at Monticello's Griffin Discovery Room. Click here to watch the video »More >>
The New York Times calls it "an invaluable companion book" to the recently opened exhibition Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty. This pioneering work by Monticello's Shannon Senior Research Historian Cinder Stanton has deepened our understanding of Jefferson—his character and...More >>
Monticello's joint exhibition with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Jan 27., at the National Museum of American History on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Admission is free, and we hope you'll get a chance to experience it before it closes on Oct...More >>

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