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Find out what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as well as Monticello staff members and guest bloggers have to say about Jefferson and Monticello.


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Monticello

On January 25, we welcomed ESPN’s The Undefeated and Grammy-nominated recording artist Aloe Blacc to Monticello to produce a music video—a first in our...MORE »

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Videos
Author: 
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
Author: 
John Ragosta, PhD/JD

Why the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom is the key to political freedom and free thought.

‘divided we stand, united we fall’
—Thomas Jefferson to Jacob de La Motta, 1 September 1820

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Monticello
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Monticello
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Monticello

On December 28, 1993, Monticello Getting Word historians Lucia "Cinder" Stanton,...MORE »

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Lucy Midelfort

Just before Thanksgiving, the Restoration Department at Monticello undertook a project to repaint the Tea Room for the first time in decades. The room, used by Thomas Jefferson, his family, and guests for entertaining, reading, writing, and occasionally dining, is also where he displayed his "...MORE »

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Monticello
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Monticello

Had it not been for the Levy family, Monticello might not exist today. Indeed,...MORE »

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Monticello the House, Videos
Author: 
Lucy Midelfort

Begun in 1768, the South Pavilion is the first brick building built on Monticello’s mountaintop, and the first home of Thomas Jefferson and his wife Martha after they were married in 1772. It has one particular identifying feature that separates it from other buildings: the roof. Originally...MORE »

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