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Monticello

Monticello Associate Curator Diane Ehrenpreis takes us through Jefferson's interest in innovation and technology and the story behind his...MORE »

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Bill Bergen

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 the House
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Monticello

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

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Jefferson Today
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Monticello

The year is 1804. James Bowdoin III, now the American minister to Spain, comes across a marble sculpture...MORE »

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Monticello

For many people enslaved in the United States, Christmas was the only holiday they ever knew.

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Plantation and Slavery
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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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Bill Bergen

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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Lucy Midelfort

The 20th-century beadboard ceiling of the East Portico

This summer, Monticello’s Restoration Department...MORE »

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Monticello

On April 16, 1807, Thomas Jefferson recorded in his Weather...MORE »

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Jefferson Today, Videos

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