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Author: 
Fraser D. Neiman

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

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Mulberry Row, Archaeology
Author: 
Monticello

Chances are that you weren't able to be with us for this year's Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello. Not to worry. NBC's Today Show and The Coca-Cola Company have made their coverage of this inspiring event available online.
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Monticello
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July 4th at Monticello, Videos
Author: 
Leni the Cook

Time for the July 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: 
Fraser D. Neiman

Everyone knows that archaeologists dig. But it is less widely appreciated that just how they dig and what they find varies with the kinds of questions they ask and the assumptions they make.  Two excavation campaigns were conducted on Mulberry Row -- the first in 1957 and the second in the early...MORE »

Author: 
Linnea Grim

When someone learns where I work, he inevitably says something along the lines of “That must be a wonderful place to be!” I agree and then explain that it’s more than the history of the house that makes it special. Because the site connects us to the ideas that began the United States – our...MORE »

Author: 
Monticello

In a time when there was no thought of providing former chief executives with pensions, Thomas Jefferson relied primarily on the produce...MORE »

Author: 
David Ronka

I often conclude my tours of Mulberry Row with the story of Peter Fossett, the son of Monticello’s blacksmith Joseph Fossett and his wife Edith, Monticello’s head cook. In his reminiscences, published in 1898 (read...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
Mulberry Row
Author: 
Leni the Cook

Time for the June 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: 
Eric Johnson

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