How would we describe the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello? We asked our amazing presenters. "Inspirational." "A place of culinary memory." "A perfect day." Don't forget to join us next year for the 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival on September 22, 2018!
Jefferson was Monticello's architect. But many of its finest architectural features -- including this lovely Elliptical Arch in Monticello's Library -- were realized by two highly skilled joiners, James Dinsmore, a hired worker, and John Hemmings, who was enslaved at Monticello.
Keeping the Monticello mountain supplied with fresh water was a constant struggle. Guides Charles Morrill and Grace Klonoski describe the various solutions Jefferson employed to collect and store water as well as the recreation of a period water pump for one of the house's cisterns.
The Mountaintop Project is made possible by a transformational contribution from David M. Rubenstein. Leading support was provided by Fritz and Claudine Kundrun, along with generous gifts and grants from the Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr. Foundation, the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs...