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March 6, 2009
A collection of curiosities
A few items of possible interest which I've decided to throw all together in one entry, as my lineup of Things to Blog About is getting longer and longer:
- "Building a Living Legacy: Jefferson's Academical Village," a blog accompanying the exhibit at the University of Virginia Art Museum, "Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece, 1817-1824", which will open this coming September. The last time I looked at this site it was so new it was still populated with that filler-Latin content (you know, "post ipso facto lorem whatsey whosit"), but there's some great stuff there now - for example, a listing of both free and enslaved men who worked on the Academical Village building project and the tasks they performed.
- The main page of the Thomas Jefferson Papers Collection at the Library of Congress cropped up in my Google Alert, so something's new there. I'm thinking it's the link to the collection of quotes at the bottom of the page, but I could be wrong. Even if that's not new, it's a great collection, so it's worth looking at, especially if you're one of those bloggers out there contemplating using a spurious Jefferson quote.