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In an op-ed piece in today's Boston Globe, Lou Ureneck takes to task the sorry state of modern-day civic affairs.  He begins by describing Jefferson,...MORE »

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In February, we discussed recently unveiled murals of Monticello and Mount Vernon by artist Kerry Marshall in the atrium of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  In...MORE »

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 In an article on Beliefnet, Steven Waldman, author of Founding Faith: How Our Founding Fathers Forged a Radical New Approach to Religious Liberty, reports on a new study that "reveals that a rapidly growing number of Americans hold the belief system that used to be described as Deism." The study, done by researchers MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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The Jefferson Library recently purchased The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court by Cliff Sloan and David McKean. It presents complex legality in a easy style for all readers...MORE »
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A Summary View, Research
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As  newspapers' budgets, circulations and newsrooms shrink, Gene Policinski of the First Amendment Center takes the opportunity to revisit the Jeffersonian idea of the press as government watchdogs, suggesting that the decline of newspapers and the rise of el MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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A kitchen garden at the White House is not a new idea. In the early years of the nation, vegetables grew regularly at the White House and many people remember Eleanor Rosevelt's victory garden. Not only is...MORE »

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Intrepid visitors to Monticello's web site may have already caught the announcement, but I wanted to bring it to the attention of the loyal readers of our friendly blog here:

Just before the presidential inauguration, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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In a special commemorative edition of Newsweek, history professor and National Book Award winner Annette Gordon-Reed  writes about the founder's vision and how it ultimately led to the election of America's first black president....MORE »

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One of the best parts about our jobs as librarians is that we run across some wicked-cool bits of information.  Ever since first reading Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, I've been curious about one particular passage (of course, I wonder about these things because I'm a big...MORE »

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Tuckahoe Plantation, boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, is offering candlelit Christmas Tours of the house on December 13 and 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Cost is $10.00.  Click ...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View

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