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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.


Monticello marked the 273rd anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth with a celebration and ceremony...More >>
Detail from page 1 of Jefferson's Garden Book
Happy Birthday, Garden Book! On March 30, 1766, Jefferson wrote, "Purple hyacinths begin to bloom"...More >>
Figure 1 - Hand warmers taped to the window trim
How do you locate evidence for missing curtain hardware two hundred years after it was removed?...More >>
The Chinese-inspired railings around Monticello’s terraces date to ca. 1940. After almost 80 years...More >>
Entablature from Monticello's Parlor
It's unofficially #ColorOurCollections Week (Feb. 1-5), so we're sharing a few Monticello-related...More >>
Behind the scenes at Monticello, our curators are intrigued by a ceramic inkstand and sandbox that...More >>
No story illustrates Jefferson’s missionary zeal for plant experimentation or his devotion to...More >>
 A sample of Letters from the new collection (Privately Owned).
Thomas Jefferson loved to play chess, sometimes engaging in “four hour games” with his close friend...More >>
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Reconstructed pump and cistern
When Jefferson started to build Monticello in the 1770s, he understood that water would always be a...More >>

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