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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.


Just a quick note regarding the one item that caught my eye in the latest William & Mary...More >>
There have been a flood of news stories about the dramatic increases in usage of public libraries...More >>
I do apologize for the slight dry spell in Summary View entries - last week seems to have gotten...More >>
Helen Cripe, who wrote The Book on Jefferson and all things music , has been hanging out with us at...More >>
Well, I've missed our President's actual inauguration by several days, but I'd like to belatedly...More >>
The arrival of our annual issue of the Magazine of Albemarle County History is always eagerly awaited. This year's issue has some special visual goodies: possibly the first photographs ever taken of Monticello, in Antoinette W. Roades' article, "Photographed by William Roads: A Portrait of the Artist Through the Lens of His Work" (35-66 - images of Monticello on page 61). Along with possibly being the First Photos Ever of Monticello, these could also possibly be the Saddest Photos Ever of Monticello - it's looking pretty decrepit at that point in time (late 1860s).More >>
Hot off the press (almost) from another of our former ICJS fellows, Jeff Matsuura, is Jefferson vs...More >>
One of our alert former fellows brought Hillary Clinton's quotation of Jefferson during her recent...More >>
I've just laboriously sussed out the farthest points north, south, east and west Jefferson ever...More >>
After a long, ridiculous search that made my head hurt real bad, I made a discovery that I hope...More >>

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