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Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


Photograph showing corner of billiard table in the Dome Room
There are a lot of stories about Monticello that crept into the lore over the years - mostly after...More >>
In the wake of the release of U.S. diplomatic cables on Wikileaks, Eric Johnson, Monticello's New...More >>
As the winter cold settles in, we have opened this year, in part of our Mountaintop Shop, a comfort...More >>
"Cardinal," Mark Catesby
A few years ago I was going about my business in the Museum Shop when I noticed a small crowd of...More >>
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When Thomas Jefferson was seventy-four years old and had been retired from Washington for seven...More >>
This eerie picture is from one of my favorite memories of working at Monticello, when we were just...More >>
I am always interested in and often entertained by some of the ways I’ve seen Jefferson and other “...More >>
In 2009, members of the Monticello Archaeology staff teamed up with zoological archaeologist Joanne...More >>
In his Autobiography , Jefferson wrote: The tradition in my father’s family was that their ancestor...More >>
Cover of Flight from Monticello by Michael Kranish
Details Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War by Michael Kranish, Oxford University Press...More >>

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