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There have been a flood of news stories about the dramatic increases in usage of public libraries...More >>
I do apologize for the slight dry spell in Summary View entries - last week seems to have gotten...More >>
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LAN
In a recent posting on the Newsweek Web site, a descendant of Sally Hemings pens a letter to Thomas...More >>
Intrepid visitors to Monticello's web site may have already caught the announcement, but I wanted...More >>
Helen Cripe, who wrote The Book on Jefferson and all things music , has been hanging out with us at...More >>
Well, I've missed our President's actual inauguration by several days, but I'd like to belatedly...More >>
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LAN
Everyone knows that Thomas Jefferson loved wine, but did you know that he also brewed his own beer...More >>
The arrival of our annual issue of the Magazine of Albemarle County History is always eagerly awaited. This year's issue has some special visual goodies: possibly the first photographs ever taken of Monticello, in Antoinette W. Roades' article, "Photographed by William Roads: A Portrait of the Artist Through the Lens of His Work" (35-66 - images of Monticello on page 61). Along with possibly being the First Photos Ever of Monticello, these could also possibly be the Saddest Photos Ever of Monticello - it's looking pretty decrepit at that point in time (late 1860s).More >>
In a special commemorative edition of Newsweek , history professor and National Book Award winner...More >>
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LAN
Joseph Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author of American Sphinx: The Character of...More >>
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