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Anonymous

Monticello has lost a magnificent friend, longtime Trustee (1994-2008), Honorary Trustee (2009-2020), and Summit member, Richard Gilder. He passed away on May 12, 2020, at his...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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Frank Cogliano

According to Google maps it is 3,557 miles from my home in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Monticello. By contrast, my university office is 1.1 miles away from home...MORE »

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Research
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Anonymous

Exciting news! Monticello recently received a grant from the...MORE »

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PLCornett

While we generally associate tulips with the peak of flower garden glory at Monticello, many bulb varieties are already gracing the borders...MORE »

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Farm and Gardens
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Anonymous

The winter of 1803-1804 was particularly busy for President Thomas Jefferson. The Barbary Pirate War smoldered, the U.S. flag was raised...MORE »

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Monticello

Today we at Monticello mourn the loss of one of our own: Joshua Scott, our Vice President for Development.MORE »

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Monticello


In 1807, Jefferson installed the compass rose to the ceiling of Monticello’s East Portico. The rose connected to a wind vane mounted on the roof and...MORE »

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Fraser D. Neiman

Archaeology is an historical discipline whose goals are to advance our understanding of what happened in the past and why. But unlike the documents on which...MORE »

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Anonymous

On February 5, 1769, Thomas Jefferson replied to his cousin’s request that his son study law under him.  Writing from...MORE »

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