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Blog Posts by Gardiner Hallock

Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


A tulip poplar bowl in The Shop at Monticello
“What would I not give that the trees planted nearest round the house at Monticello were full grown...More >>
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Monticello’s North Dependency before restoration.
Every restoration architect dreads leaky roofs, unstable foundations, and finding a document filled...More >>
The Chinese-inspired railings around Monticello’s terraces date to ca. 1940. After almost 80 years...More >>
Reconstructed pump and cistern
When Jefferson started to build Monticello in the 1770s, he understood that water would always be a...More >>
Roof being installed on the reconstructed Mulberry Row slave dwelling.
This winter, as part of the exciting multi-year effort to restore Monticello to its appearance in...More >>
A circa 1809 plat drawn by Jefferson showing his Mountaintop Road system.
Monticello visitors are experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime event as the Thomas Jefferson Foundation...More >>
Jefferson spent much of his life “putting up and pulling down,” most notably during the forty-year...More >>
In the coming months visitors to Monticello will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see...More >>
Joiners’ shop chimney
At the southwestern end of Mulberry Row, Monticello’s principal plantation street, are the ruins of...More >>
Monticello’s North Octagon Room
How do you accurately restore a wall paint that has been missing for over 170 years? This is a...More >>

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