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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.


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Chad

A couple of years ago, while I was on my way up to a meeting at Monticello, I was walking by one of my favorite blooming trees, the Mimosa Tree, and saw a woman lying on her back motionless with her eyes closed.  It was one of those moments when your first thought is to worry about the person’s...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello, Gardens
Author: 
Fraser D. Neiman

First Archaeology Workshop Tours Monticello Mountain

Monticello’s archaeologists hosted the first in a series of four Archaeology Workshops on Saturday, April 23. Visitors joined archaeology staff members for a 2.5-mile walk across the southern slopes of Monticello...MORE »

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Archaeology
Author: 
Monticello

In January 2012 the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, opened the exhibition Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty.  The...MORE »

Author: 
Leni the Cook

Time for the May 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: 
Christa Dierksheide
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Mulberry Row
Author: 
Leslie Greene Bowman

Before Peter Hatch’s arrival more than thirty years ago, Monticello was extolled as great architecture, and the home of one of the country’s most important figures. It was Peter who uncovered Jefferson’s experimental garden at Monticello, recognized its revolutionary influence and restored it...MORE »

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Gardens, Research
Author: 
Anna Berkes

I’ve spent the last several months going through the library’s files, neatening things up, eliminating duplicates and inconsistencies, and generally satisfying my compulsion to organize things and make sure everything is spelled correctly.  I found something the other day which has turned out to...MORE »

Author: 
Eric Johnson

Peter G. PetersonPrepared Remarks at Celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
Author: 
Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

Al-Demouqratiya-al-ThawriaThe translation of selected works...MORE »

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Lisa Stites

Monticello’s Assistant Director of Gardens and Grounds Gabriele Rausse was recognized for his service to the Virginia wine industry during the 4th annual Virginia Wine Expo, held in Richmond, Virginia on February 25.

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Gardens, Food and drink

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