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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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Chad
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Bob Self

Monticello’s iconic west front has been undergoing a major change in the past few months. The columns on the West Portico (aka Southwest Portico) are being restored to their original Jefferson-era appearance.

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Architecture
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Anna Berkes

On May 22, 56 years ago, Marilyn Monroe and her husband of less than a year, Arthur Miller, walked into Monticello, hoping to take a tour without anyone recognizing them.  Unfortunately for them, their hopes were dashed almost immediately.

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Gabriele Rausse

Thomas Jefferson claimed, in 1818, that “in nothing have the habits of the palate more decisive influence than in our relish of wines.” His own habits had been formed over thirty years before—at the tables of Parisian philosophes and in the vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux. 

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Leslie Greene Bowman

Leslie Greene BowmanOn November 7, 1805, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis reached a large body of water. Thinking it was...MORE »

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Monticello
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Mountaintop Project, Videos
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Monticello
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Monticello

Meet Sissy, Sadie, Bo and Rusty -- the four beautiful rescued dogs that help protect the Monticello Vegetable Garden from deer and other animals...MORE »

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Videos
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Brian Hartsock

In celebration of Historic Garden Week and the beautiful plants that populate Monticello...MORE »

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Farm and Gardens
Author: 
Gardiner Hallock

Monticello’s North Octagon RoomHow do you...MORE »

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