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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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LAN

In a recent posting on the Newsweek Web site, a descendant of Sally Hemings pens a letter to Thomas Jefferson on the occasion of Barack Obama'...MORE »

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Eric Johnson

Intrepid visitors to Monticello's web site may have already caught the announcement, but I wanted to bring it to the attention of the loyal readers of our friendly blog here:

Just before the presidential inauguration, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Anna Berkes

Helen Cripe, who wrote The Book on Jefferson and all things music, has been hanging out with us at the library for the last month, which has been pretty cool.  She's been working on re-configuring her...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Anna Berkes

Well, I've missed our President's actual inauguration by several days, but I'd like to belatedly commemorate the occasion by offering an intriguing historical tidbit about - yes! - Jefferson's first...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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LAN

Everyone knows that Thomas Jefferson loved wine, but did you know that he also brewed his own...MORE »

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Anna Berkes
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 »
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Eric Johnson

In a special commemorative edition of Newsweek, history professor and National Book Award winner Annette Gordon-Reed  writes about the founder's vision and how it ultimately led to the election of America's first black president....MORE »

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LAN

Joseph Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author of American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, writes in Sunday's...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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LAN

In his inaugural address Tuesday, Barack Obama called on Americans to remain hopeful of America's promise in the face of war and economic...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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Eric Johnson

One of the best parts about our jobs as librarians is that we run across some wicked-cool bits of information.  Ever since first reading Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, I've been curious about one particular passage (of course, I wonder about these things because I'm a big...MORE »

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