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Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.
A wood chip by itself is very modest. Small in size, light-weight, it could easily be lost or thrown away. Happily, the wood chip Thomas Jefferson cut from William Shakespeare’s chair during his 1786 trip to Stratford-upon-Avon comes with an explanatory note. ...MORE »
Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
May 1 – October 31, 2015
Tom Brokaw, Jon Meacham and Rex Ellis participate in a panel discussion moderated by David M. Rubenstein on Monticello: An American Story, May 2, 2015MORE »
In my family, when it comes to plants named after people, we can't help but speak about them as if they are people too. Someone might ask, "What kind of clematis is that there?" and my mom would answer, "Oh, that's Nelly Moser, she's such a refined and dependable lady." Nelly Moser, the clematis...MORE »
Watch Rep. John Lewis's speech at Monticello and the entire 272nd commemoration of Jefferson's birthday.
An unusually cold and snowy winter has not deterred Monticello'...MORE »