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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.


Author: 
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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Christina Regelski

If only we could showcase everything!  An upcoming exhibition will contain ten panels that investigate the people, buildings, and industries of Mulberry Row. Sadly, reality dictates that only dozens of artifacts of many thousands of artifacts recovered by the Monticello Archaeology...MORE »

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Mulberry Row, Archaeology
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 »

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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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Author: 
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

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