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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.
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 »
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 »
Want to know what Jefferson thought about a particular issue that continues to be relevant? Well, you're in luck. Or you will be in a year or so,...MORE »
Even though I’ve been associated with Monticello for more than 25 years, I’m still constantly amazed by the amount of time and effort that went into small details that are easy to overlook when viewing the house as a whole. For example, I recently started thinking about the rectangular...MORE »
Tune in to Charlottesville—Right Now! with Coy Barefoot this evening at 5 p.m. on News Radio 1070 WINA to hear Jeff Looney, editor-in-chief of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series discuss the...MORE »
There are a lot of stories about Monticello that crept into the lore over the years - mostly after Jefferson died, after all the family had left Monticello, and no one who had lived there during its heyday was around anymore to refute them. These stories found their way into popular literature...MORE »