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Diane Ehrenpreis

People today often forget how flexible rooms were in the past....MORE »

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Emilie Johnson
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Leslie Greene Bowman

Leslie Greene BowmanOn November 7, 1805, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis reached a large body of water. Thinking it was...MORE »

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Gardiner Hallock

Monticello’s North Octagon RoomHow do you...MORE »

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Kristie Smeltzer

Doing tours is only an occasional, wee part of my job. However, exploring Monticello with visitors is one of my favorite parts of my work. I'm a goofball by nature, so I don't always play it straight while doing house tours.

In the entrance hall at Monticello, there is a Thomas Sully...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

On Monday September 17, the archaeology department began the final phase of excavation required to support the Foundation’s exciting plans to restore Jefferson’s Kitchen Road.  In the first decades of the nineteenth century the Kitchen Road linked Monticello’s kitchen, at the south end of the...MORE »

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J. Harvie Wilkinson III serves on the Richmond, VA-based United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and has served as a member...MORE »

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Jodi Frederiksen

I love watching guests on tours at Monticello when a clock strikes.  Why?  The look of surprise, then inevitably, a whisper, “wow, the clock still works,” and even better, “it’s nearly on time.”  It makes me wonder: how many people know what goes on inside a museum like Monticello before the...MORE »

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Kristie Smeltzer

“my god! how little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy.”  Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Monroe, June 17, 1785 

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