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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.
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 »
In 1804 when Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr took to the "field of honor" to settle their...MORE »
Imagine a world where life moved at four miles an hour, and the most one could readily travel in...MORE »