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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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Thomas Jefferson loved to play chess, sometimes engaging in “four hour games” with his close friend James Madison. Unfortunately, not all of Jefferson’s gaming was so enjoyable. According to his granddaughter Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, while Jefferson was serving as minister plenipotentiary in...MORE »

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One summer a few years ago I visited New Jersey, to do some work in the repository at the Morristown National Historical Park. Morristown served as the winter quarters for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-78 and again during the “Hard...MORE »

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Jefferson’s granddaughters began venturing “into society” in the 1810s. His first granddaughter Ann was married in 1808 at the age of seventeen, after attending only a few balls, dinners, and receptions...MORE »

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I am always interested in and often entertained by some of the ways I’ve seen Jefferson and other “Founding Fathers” portrayed.

I don’t actually collect postcards. I know that a lot of people do, so please forgive my ignorance on this front. It’s just that I do occasionally run across one...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, Food and drink
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While reading just about anything these days, it’s not unusual to come across a Jefferson quote –  sometimes real, sometimes not – but how often do you get what appears to be a complete Jefferson letter in the mail?

While serving as president, in November 1803, Jefferson wrote from...MORE »

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