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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.
On February 4, 2017, John W. Franklin, Senior Manager in the Office of External Affairs at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture...MORE »
The group of nine young men, most of them African-American, radiated star-quality as they strutted through Monticello’s David M. Rubinstein Visitor’s Center and headed toward the site’s African-American graveyard. And no wonder—it turned out that they were New York actors in Charlottesville...MORE »
A recent symposium entitled "Versailles and the American Revolution" gives new insights on the Revolutionary War, its courageous leaders, and our first and oldest ally, France. The symposium was held at the French Embassy in Washington, DC and co-hosted by the French-American Cultural Foundation...MORE »
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, executed by Louis Chantrot. If the Great Clock in the Hall was the most important public clock at Monticello, the Obelisk Clock was Jefferson's most important private one.
On Saturday, September 17, Monticello, along with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Virginia, hosted a public race summit for thousands on the West Lawn of Jefferson’s famous home.
Memory, Mourning, Mobilization: Legacies of Slavery and Freedom in America...MORE »
African drumming and dancing, Southern cuisine, and a national TV crew are not what Monticello’s visitors typically encounter at Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop home. But on a recent balmy August evening, the guests were anything but typical. In fact, one might argue that because their ancestors...MORE »