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Blog Posts by Kristie Smeltzer
Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.
Doing tours is only an occasional, wee part of my job. However, exploring Monticello with visitors is one of my favorite parts of my work. I'm a goofball by nature, so I don't always play it straight while doing house tours.
In the entrance hall at Monticello, there is a Thomas Sully...MORE »
“my god! how little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy.” Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Monroe, June 17, 1785
I recently visited Virginia Tech for the Virginia Association of Museums Fundamentals Forum (sorry, Hoos). I had heard about this tradition or right-of-passage before, but while at...MORE »