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Peter Hatch
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Gardens
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Lisa Stites

Philanthropist and statesman, Peter G. Peterson will be the featured speaker at Monticello's commemoration of Jefferson's 268th birthday on April 13 at 10 a.m., on the West Lawn of Monticello....MORE »

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Linnea Grim

As I type this, I can still hear the sounds of home educator families enjoying...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello
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Beth Sawyer

"So you work in the Archaeology Lab...but what do you do, exactly?"  This is a question I have received a lot over the years from friends and visitors alike.  The answer is, quite a variety of things, actually.  Archaeology entails a lot more than the digging part.  That’s what I love about it;...MORE »

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Archaeology
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Leni the Cook

Time for the March 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
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Susan Stein
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Mulberry Row
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Kristie Smeltzer

I recently visited Virginia Tech for the Virginia Association of Museums Fundamentals Forum (sorry, Hoos).  I had heard about this tradition or right-of-passage before, but while at...MORE »

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Endrina Tay

By Ann Lucas Birle and Endrina Tay

Last week, we had the privilege of being the first Monticello staff to set eyes on the more than 70 Jefferson books that we recently discovered at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).  We flew to St. Louis early on Valentine’s Day...MORE »

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Research, Thomas Jefferson
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Leni the Cook

Time for the February 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
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Charles Morrill

James Ferguson, 1710-1776, was a sort of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” of the middle to late 1700s. A fellow of the Royal Society, he had done important work in observing and understanding the moon’s orbit, but his true calling turned out to be explaining science to the general public. Some of his...MORE »

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