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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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Peter G. PetersonPrepared Remarks at Celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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Tune in to Charlottesville—Right Now! with Coy Barefoot this evening at 5 p.m. on News Radio 1070 WINA to hear Jeff Looney, editor-in-chief of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series discuss the...MORE »

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Research
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Over on Facebook, we've been running a series of monthly notes in which we post a recipe from The Virginia House-wife, the recipe book published...MORE »

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Food and drink
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Monticello has a 30-second film spot running six times daily on the huge outdoor screen at the U.S. Pavilion of the...MORE »

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National Public Radio reported yesterday on the adoption of the yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” flag by Tea Party...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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Immediately following President Obama’s State of the Union address, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delivered...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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A recent national survey by the American Revolution Center turned up some pretty grim statistics about the state of knowledge about the Revolution.  Among the findings, "Many more Americans remember that Michael Jackson sang 'Beat It' than know that the Bill of Rights is part of the Constitution...MORE »

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Research, Jefferson Today
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Peter Onuf, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia (and a great friend of Monticello) wrote a thought-provoking piece in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star about the nature of Americans' views of liberty from the earliest days of the republic...MORE »

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Ben Gelber, meteorologist and author of The Pennsylvania Weather Book, wrote an op-ed piece in today's New York Times in which he examines how Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other luminaries of 18th-century science debated issues of climate in their own day.

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