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Laura-Michal Balderson

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “Whoever intends to live in a country must wish that country well, and has a natural right...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson
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David Thorson

Visitors to Monticello recorded memories of late afternoon dinners at Monticello “served in half Virginian, half...MORE »

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David Thorson

Thomas Jefferson found an enemy in Alexander Hamilton, a frenemy in John Adams and his BFF in James Madison....MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson
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Dianne Pierce

In 1805, a remarkable shipment was dispatched from a sizable Indian village near what is now Bismarck, North Dakota. A large hand-hewn boat...MORE »

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David Thorson

Visitors to Monticello and the University of Virginia (UVA) can easily see...MORE »

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David Givens

Jefferson was most likely not the first to introduce macaroni and cheese to America, nor did he...MORE »

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Food and drink, Thomas Jefferson
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Harriet Resio

In 1900, Coralie Franklin Cook was the only African-American woman who was asked to speak at Susan B. Anthony’s 80th birthday...MORE »

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Research
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Monticello

Thomas Jefferson played host to hundreds of guests at Monticello during his lifetime, and countless more have visited since his death. Since opening our...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello
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Monticello

Despite thousands of surviving documents — he wrote and received nearly 47,000 letters — Monticello’s curators have only recently...MORE »

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Monticello the House, Research
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Fraser D. Neiman

Just as the first cases on COVID-19 were being reported in Virginia, Monticello's archaeologists were completing excavations on the East Lawn, in front on...MORE »

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Archaeology, Research

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