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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.


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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
Author: 
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 »

Blog Categories: 
Food and drink
Author: 
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 »

Author: 
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 »

Blog Categories: 
Visiting Monticello
Author: 
Christy Campbell

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

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Farm and 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 »

Blog Categories: 
Thomas Jefferson, Research
Author: 
Chad

Distorted people. Click for  a larger version.

This eerie picture is from one of my...MORE »

Author: 
Lisa at the PTJRS

I am always interested in, and often entertained by, some of the ways I have seen Jefferson and other “Founding Fathers” portrayed outside of more traditional portraiture.

I do not usually collect postcards. I know that a lot of people do, so please forgive my ignorance on this front. I do...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
Food and drink, Thomas Jefferson
Author: 
Beth Sawyer

In 2009, members of the Monticello Archaeology staff teamed up with zoological archaeologist Joanne Bowen from Colonial Williamsburg to present a collaborative academic poster at the Society for American...MORE »

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