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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.


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Dr. Gary Sellick

While historians have been quick to highlight the national reasons for Jefferson’s vocal support for the admission of Missouri, the situation at Monticello that shaped his thinking has been largely overlooked. In September 1819, Jefferson had agreed to be guarantor of two $10,000 loans for his...MORE »

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jbryars
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Farm and Gardens, Videos
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Monticello
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Farm and Gardens
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Monticello


Lucian Truscott and Shannon Lanier pose in the Jefferson family cemetery (not part of Monticello). The family cemetery is...MORE »

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Plantation and Slavery, Videos
Author: 
Dr. Gary Sellick

Two centuries ago, on February 13, 1819, James Tallmadge, a member of the Democratic-Republican Party formed by Thomas Jefferson, offered an amendment to a bill regarding the admission of the Territory of Missouri into the United States. The so-called Tallmadge Amendment proposed banning further...MORE »

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Research, Thomas Jefferson
Author: 
gjwhite

Almost 400 years after the first enslaved Africans took their first steps in an English colony, a group of Virginians took their own steps to...MORE »

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Videos
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Monticello

On January 25, we welcomed ESPN’s The Undefeated and Grammy-nominated recording artist Aloe Blacc to Monticello to produce a music video—a first in our...MORE »

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Videos
Author: 
Lucy Midelfort

The Restoration Department recently brought in conservator Andy Compton to restore the composition ornament on the Hall fireplace mantel frieze. Composition ornament (or “compo”) is a putty-like material made from chalk, linseed oil, hide glue and pine rosin. When warm, it can be pressed into...MORE »

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Monticello the House
Author: 
John Ragosta, PhD/JD

Why the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom is the key to political freedom and free thought.

‘divided we stand, united we fall’
—Thomas Jefferson to Jacob de La Motta, 1 September 1820

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