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Monticello

Fountain Hughes, grandson of Monticello gardener Wormley HughesA recent...MORE »

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Plantation and Slavery, Research
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Christy Campbell

This past Saturday, December 3rd, the Museum Shop at Monticello hosted its first-ever “Handmade for the Holidays” event, and it was by all accounts a tremendous...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello
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Leni the Cook

Time for the December installment of our monthly series in which we post a recipe from The Virginia House-wife, a recipe book published in 1824 by Mary Randolph, kinswoman to Thomas Jefferson. Leni...MORE »

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Food and drink
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Anna Berkes

It seems that the glory days of spurious Jefferson quotations have gone.  Rarely do we get these types of questions any more.  Now that we are experiencing a breather on that front, I've had the chance to ponder the phenomenon a bit. One thing I've been thinking about is what gives spurious...MORE »

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A Summary View, Research
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Beth Sawyer

“What is the coolest thing you’ve ever found?” This is a question I get often yet it is one of the most difficult to answer. Everything that we find provides valuable information for our research of how people lived in the past, so what we think is “cool” may not be what others would say is “...MORE »

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Leni the Cook

Time for the November installment of our monthly series in which we post a recipe from The Virginia House-wife, a recipe book published in 1824 by Mary Randolph, kinswoman to Thomas Jefferson. Leni...MORE »

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Food and drink, Thomas Jefferson
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Jodi Frederiksen

I love watching guests on tours at Monticello when a clock strikes.  Why?  The look of surprise, then inevitably, a whisper, “wow, the clock still works,” and even better, “it’s nearly on time.”  It makes me wonder: how many people know what goes on inside a museum like Monticello before the...MORE »

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Samantha Lin

Samantha LinAfter my freshman year at Georgetown University I returned to my hometown for a summer internship in the Education...MORE »

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Leni the Cook

Time for the October installment of our monthly series in which we post a recipe from The Virginia House-wife, a recipe book published in 1824 by Mary Randolph, kinswoman to Thomas Jefferson. Leni...MORE »

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Food and drink
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Christy Campbell

Around 1811, Jefferson wrote a letter to his granddaughter Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, which contained a list of twelve “Canons of Conduct in Life” – rules to live by, in essence. In 1825 he sent the same list, minus two rules, to...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson

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