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Author: 
Leni the Cook

Time for the September 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
Author: 
Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's dining room was restored recently to its original zingy chrome yellow.  Recently, the Wall Street Journal featured a story on...MORE »

Author: 
Anna Berkes
Blog Categories: 
A Summary View, Research
Author: 
Mary Scott-Fleming

A new six-part lecture series, “Jefferson’s...MORE »

Author: 
Leni the Cook

Time for the August 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 »

Blog Categories: 
Food and drink
Author: 
Brian Hartsock

Working at The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants would probably be a dream job for almost any horticulturalist; it certainly is for me.  I love being a part of an organization that...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
Gardens
Author: 
McKenzie Nagle

“Indeed, we are blessed -- all of us -- to have had founders here in America who had the foresight to create a Constitution that gives us all the right to search for a better life. A life of dignity. A life of freedom.” - Muhtar Kent, Chairman and C.E.O. of the Coca-Cola Corporation

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Fraser D. Neiman

In the third and final posting this series, we’ll briefly consider how the intellectual legacies of the New Archaeology affect current archaeological practice and our approach to the reanalysis of Pi-Sunyer (...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
Mulberry Row, Archaeology
Author: 
Kristie Smeltzer

“my god! how little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy.”  Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Monroe, June 17, 1785 

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Author: 
Fraser D. Neiman

As we saw last time, Oriel Pi-Sunyer conducted the first serious archaeogical fieldwork on ...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
Mulberry Row, Archaeology

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