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Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. At Monticello, February is an opportunity to...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello
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Melanie Bowyer
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Kristie Smeltzer

Doing tours is only an occasional, wee part of my job. However, exploring Monticello with visitors is one of my favorite parts of my work. I'm a goofball by nature, so I don't always play it straight while doing house tours.

In the entrance hall at Monticello, there is a Thomas Sully...MORE »

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Monticello

A two-day symposium at Monticello that featured panel discussions exploring recent innovations in slavery research and its impact on...MORE »

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Plantation and Slavery, Videos
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Linnea Grim

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain and illustrations by Larry Day. Reading level: ages 7 and up.

Those Rebels, John and Tom by Barbara Kerlley and illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. Reading level: ages 6...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson
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Monticello

Done!This past weekend, seven families participated in Monticello’s first...MORE »

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Monticello

The Wall Street Journal highlights the work of Monticello Research Librarian Anna Berkes battling rampant misquotiing of Thomas Jefferson and invites...MORE »

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Monticello

In 1762, Thomas Jefferson described Christmas as the “day of greatest mirth and jollity.”

During this special holiday season, share the genius of Jefferson and Monticello with the people on your gift list! The Monticello Museum Shop has a gift for every age, style, and budget—ranging...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello
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Lisa Stites

CBS Sunday Morning took an in-depth look at how Monticello is telling the story of slavery—from...MORE »

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Monticello

Jon Meacham at Monticello in November 2012Jon Meacham, author of the newly...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello

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