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Anonymous

As a gentleman farmer, Thomas Jefferson was among the most forward thinking of his peers – he grew fruit trees grafted onto dwarfing rootstock, championed native species, imported European varieties, commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition for flora, and was...MORE »

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Farm and Gardens
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Monticello
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July 4th at Monticello, Videos
Author: 
Peter Onuf

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of Empire.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. 

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Chad
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Chad
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Bob Self

Monticello’s iconic west front has been undergoing a major change in the past few months. The columns on the West Portico (aka Southwest Portico) are being restored to their original Jefferson-era appearance.

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Architecture
Author: 
Anna Berkes

On May 22, 56 years ago, Marilyn Monroe and her husband of less than a year, Arthur Miller, walked into Monticello, hoping to take a tour without anyone recognizing them.  Unfortunately for them, their hopes were dashed almost immediately.

The word got out, and the local newspaper sent a...MORE »

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Monticello
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Mountaintop Project, Videos
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Leslie Greene Bowman

Leslie Greene BowmanOn November 7, 1805, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis reached a large body of water. Thinking it was...MORE »

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Gardiner Hallock

Monticello’s North Octagon RoomHow do you...MORE »

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