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Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


Joiners’ shop chimney
At the southwestern end of Mulberry Row, Monticello’s principal plantation street, are the ruins of...More >>
In 2012, Joel Salatin, author and third generation alternative farmer of Polyface, Inc., was a...More >>
Cutting the perennial Blackberry Lily, which Jefferson called "Chinese Ixia"
Thomas Jefferson, planter of 330 different vegetable varieties and celebrated today as “America’s...More >>
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Gardens
Monticello will remain open and operate as usual in the event of a federal shutdown this October...More >>
Slavery’s definition is also its crime – it is the ultimate denial of personhood. For decades,...More >>
Dave Matthews, lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band, was the featured speaker for...More >>
Muscat of Alexandria
As a gentleman farmer, Thomas Jefferson was among the most forward thinking of his peers – he grew...More >>
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Gardens
Dave Matthews welcomes America's newest citizens at Monticello on July 4, 2013. Learn more about...More >>
Peter Onuf of Robert H. Smith ICJS & University of Virginia
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of Empire . New...More >>
Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach for America and co-founder of Teach for All, was the Thomas...More >>

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