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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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Tabitha Corradi

Exciting news! Monticello recently received a grant from the...MORE »

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Monticello

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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Bill Bergen

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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Monticello the House
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Monticello

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

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Bill Bergen

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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Lucy Midelfort

The 20th-century beadboard ceiling of the East Portico

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

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Emilie Johnson

In 1786, Thomas Jefferson took a serious fall in Paris, dislocating and possibly breaking his right wrist. The injury healed slowly, and though he regained use, stiffness and pain in his joint troubled him as he aged. Years later, retired to Monticello and searching for comfort, Jefferson got a...MORE »

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Lucy Midelfort

A previously filled crack in the door surround between the Parlor and Dining Room, before treatment.

During an annual inspection of...MORE »

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Monticello the House
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Lucy Midelfort

The Restoration Department recently brought in conservator Andy Compton to restore the composition ornament on the Hall fireplace mantel frieze. Composition ornament (or “compo”) is a putty-like material made from chalk, linseed oil, hide glue and pine rosin. When warm, it can be pressed into...MORE »

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Monticello the House
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J. A. Lyon

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