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J. Jefferson Looney

Thomas Jefferson sold his extensive collection of books to the nation in 1815 to replace the...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson
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Monticello

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 »

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Jefferson Today
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Anna Berkes

How do we know what Monticello looked like during Jefferson’s time? Monticello has been called one of the...MORE »

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Anonymous

Music was an important part of life for enslaved people at Monticello, and particular individuals, like Eston Hemings,...MORE »

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Plantation and Slavery
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Anonymous

In Thomas Jefferson’s lifetime, the holidays at Monticello were a time for family gatherings, visiting friends...MORE »

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Anonymous

Writing to fellow architect Benjamin Labtrobe seven months after retiring from the presidency, Jefferson...MORE »

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Anonymous

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 »

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Anonymous

The Dome Room and the Cuddy are two very different spaces situated adjacent to one another on the third floor of Monticello...MORE »

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Anonymous

A discovery of Jefferson’s hand-written annotations in a copy of his Manual has led to new findings...MORE »

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Anonymous

One of the most poignant of Jeffersonian artifacts is a 1782 scrap of paper with a quotation from the...MORE »

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