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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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aberkes

How do we know what Monticello looked like during Jefferson’s time? Monticello has been called one of the...MORE »

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Anonymous

Writing to fellow architect Benjamin Labtrobe seven months after retiring from the presidency, Jefferson...MORE »

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Anonymous

Most exterior shutters today are eye-pleasing accents, decorative but not functional. But for Thomas Jefferson, shutters provided shade from what he described as "the constant, beaming, almost vertical sun of Virginia" while permitting airflow from summer breezes. They also protected the...MORE »

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Anonymous

The Dome Room and the Cuddy are two very different spaces situated adjacent to one another on the third floor of Monticello...MORE »

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Anonymous

One of the most poignant of Jeffersonian artifacts is a 1782 scrap of paper with a quotation from the...MORE »

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TJMonticello

Monticello Associate Curator Diane Ehrenpreis takes us through Jefferson's interest in innovation and technology and the story behind his...MORE »

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Anonymous

The winter of 1803-1804 was particularly busy for President Thomas Jefferson. The Barbary Pirate War smoldered, the U.S. flag was raised...MORE »

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TJMonticello

The year is 1804. James Bowdoin III, now the American minister to Spain, comes across a marble sculpture...MORE »

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Monticello the House, Research
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Anonymous

On February 5, 1769, Thomas Jefferson replied to his cousin’s request that his son study law under him.  Writing from...MORE »

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Anonymous

The 20th-century beadboard ceiling of the East Portico

This summer, Monticello’s Restoration...MORE »

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