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Figure 1 - Hand warmers taped to the window trim
How do you locate evidence for missing curtain hardware two hundred years after it was removed?...More >>
The Chinese-inspired railings around Monticello’s terraces date to ca. 1940. After almost 80 years...More >>
Entablature from Monticello's Parlor
It's unofficially #ColorOurCollections Week (Feb. 1-5), so we're sharing a few Monticello-related...More >>
Behind the scenes at Monticello, our curators are intrigued by a ceramic inkstand and sandbox that...More >>
View of the partially reinstalled N. Passage, note the bedroll in the far right.
People today often forget how flexible rooms were in the past. The North Passage on the 2 nd floor...More >>
How did they install furniture on the third floor of Monticello? With restoration of the upper...More >>
Monticello is most famously known as Thomas Jefferson’s house. However, many people occupied its...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 >>
Doing tours is only an occasional, wee part of my job. However, exploring Monticello with visitors...More >>

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