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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.
Thomas Jefferson sold his extensive collection of books to the nation in 1815 to replace the...MORE »
The unprovoked invasion of a sovereign state by another violates fundamental international law and reminds us that engines of despotism and lawlessness still exist and must be opposed. The citizens of Ukraine, whose independence was internationally recognized in 1991, are engaged in a valiant...MORE »
Most exterior shutters today are eye-pleasing accents, decorative but not functional. But for Thomas Jefferson, shutters provided shade from what he described as "the constant, beaming, almost vertical sun of Virginia" while permitting airflow from summer breezes. They also protected the...MORE »
The Dome Room and the Cuddy are two very different spaces situated adjacent to one another on the third floor of Monticello...MORE »
A discovery of Jefferson’s hand-written annotations in a copy of his Manual has led to new findings...MORE »