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Find out what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as well as Monticello staff members and guest bloggers have to say about Jefferson and Monticello.
In 1804, after journeying thousands of miles through Central America and northern South America, Alexander von Humboldt -- who would later gain international renown for exploits and writings -- made a special stop in Washington, DC, to see one of his intellectual heroes, Thomas Jefferson.MORE »
We mourn the passing of Jan Ellen Lewis, the...MORE »
Featuring the remarks of Andrew H. Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Loews Corporation, and co-author of...MORE »
A Statement by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation
The issue of Jefferson’s paternity has been the subject of controversy for at least two centuries, ranging from contemporary newspaper articles in 1802 (when Jefferson was President) to scholarly debate well into the 1990s. It...MORE »