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Farm and Gardens
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Monticello
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Monticello
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Monticello

On December 28, 1993, Monticello Getting Word historians Lucia "Cinder" Stanton,...MORE »

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