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In 1762, Thomas Jefferson described Christmas as the “day of greatest mirth and jollity.” During...More >>
CBS Sunday Morning took an in-depth look at how Monticello is telling the story of slavery—from our...More >>
Author Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham, author of the newly released and highly praised Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ,...More >>
A selection of the apples sampled at the 2012 Monticello Apple Tasting
And the results are in. This year's favorite was . . . . . . the Ralls Genet -- which typically...More >>
Revolutionary chef Alice Waters visits Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, VA to...More >>
Rain garden in mid-October at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants.
The promise of increased rainfall during the autumn months, in addition to major weather events...More >>
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Gardens
Figure 1: Geoarchaeological consultant Dan Hayes takes copious notes.
Over the past several weeks, our ongoing archaeological excavations to advance the Kitchen Road...More >>
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Archaeology
On June 8, 2012, Smithsonian Gardens staff harvested beets, cabbage and turnips to be displayed as...More >>
Monticello archaeologists are excavating 5-foot quadrats in the area marked
On Monday September 17, the archaeology department began the final phase of excavation required to...More >>
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Here at the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series , we spend most of our days reading...More >>

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