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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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Lisa Stites

A revolution is brewing in the artisanal beer world, inspired by...MORE »

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Food and drink
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Bob Self

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 »

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Eric Johnson

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 »

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Research
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Lisa at the PTJRS

Jefferson’s granddaughters began venturing “into society” in the 1810s. His first granddaughter Ann was married in 1808 at the age of seventeen, after attending only a few balls, dinners, and receptions...MORE »

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Research
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Eric Johnson

Over on Facebook, we've been running a series of monthly notes in which we post a recipe from The Virginia House-wife, the recipe book published...MORE »

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Food and drink
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Anna Berkes

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 »

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Chad

In the wake of the release of U.S. diplomatic cables on...MORE »

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Kristie Smeltzer

As the winter cold settles in, we have opened this year, in part of our Mountaintop Shop, a comfort station with...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello
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Christy Campbell

Cardinal, Mark CatesbyA few years ago I...MORE »

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Gardens
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Andrea Gray

When Thomas Jefferson was seventy-four years old and had been retired from Washington for seven years, he mused in a...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, Research

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