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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.
While reading just about anything these days, it is not unusual to come across a Thomas Jefferson quote – sometimes real, sometimes not – but how often do you get what appears to be a complete Jefferson letter in the mail?
While serving as president, in November 1803, Jefferson wrote from...MORE »
From the Reference Question files: “I’ve heard that Thomas Jefferson was a volunteer firefighter. Is this true?”
If I had better PhotoShop skills, I would whip up a picture of TJ wearing a firehat. You all will just have to imagine how funny that would be.
Well, now we have to...MORE »
I know that when you want the latest hot Jefferson biography, it must seem like aeons until it is ready for you. Well, I am here to tell you that we are not just sitting on your book, twiddling our thumbs. No! We are doing Very Important Things to that book. You can’t see it, but we...MORE »
Maybe we don’t have Jefferson’s actual letters here at the Jefferson Library, but we have other cool stuff – oh yes we do! One perhaps less showy-cool but nonetheless important sort of thing we have here is books, correspondence, and research notes from a lot of the great Jefferson scholars....MORE »
Lots of people ask us for recommendations for which Jefferson biography to read, but the choices are so many and people’s tastes so varied that answering this question is always a bit tricky. So I thought I’d ask the audience: which would you recommend? I’ll prime the pump with a list of...MORE »
This outdoor naturalization ceremony for new citizens on Monticello’s West Lawn is...MORE »