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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 >>
Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, was the featured speaker at Monticello’s 53rd Annual...More >>
YALI Mandela Fellows at Monticello
This year’s Mandela Washington Fellows have officially arrived on the grounds at Monticello. The 25...More >>
A wood chip by itself is very modest. Small in size, light-weight, it could easily be lost or...More >>
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Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello May 1 – October 31, 2015 Two hundred years ago...More >>
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Tom Brokaw, Jon Meacham and Rex Ellis participate in a panel discussion moderated by David M...More >>

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