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Monticello archaeologists are excavating 5-foot quadrats in the area marked
On Monday September 17, the archaeology department began the final phase of excavation required to...More >>
J. Harvie Wilkinson III serves on the Richmond, VA-based United States Court of Appeals for the 4th...More >>
Looking out through Northeast Portico in the morning. Click to enlarge.
I love watching guests on tours at Monticello when a clock strikes. Why? The look of surprise, then...More >>
“my god! how little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and...More >>
I’ve spent the last several months going through the library’s files, neatening things up,...More >>
James Ferguson, 1710-1776, was a sort of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” of the middle to late 1700s. A...More >>
'The Dorick Order' from Palladio’s 'First Book of Architecture'
Even though I’ve been associated with Monticello for more than 25 years, I’m still constantly...More >>
Photograph showing corner of billiard table in the Dome Room
There are a lot of stories about Monticello that crept into the lore over the years - mostly after...More >>
This eerie picture is from one of my favorite memories of working at Monticello, when we were just...More >>
Back in the 1920s, when the nascent Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (my current employer, now...More >>

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