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Cancelled. In this two-hour, family-friendly adventure led by Devin Floyd, explorers will hunt for butterflies and bugs in forest and field. Young naturalists and their favorite grown-ups will study, identify, and document species using record-keeping tools such as journaling, photography, and...
Public Private 1735 Peter Jefferson , Thomas Jefferson's father, patented 1,000-acre tract which became Monticello. 1743 Thomas Jefferson born at Shadwell . 1757 Peter Jefferson died. 1760-62 Thomas Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary. 1762 Began study of law with George Wythe . 1764...
Like many Americans in the early nineteenth century, Thomas Jefferson and his family ate only two meals a day at Monticello: breakfast, typically at eight, and dinner, in the late afternoon. Both meals were served in the Dining Room, and, if extra space were needed, in the adjoining Tea Room...
Detail from Callender's 1802 piece on Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Years after his wife’s death, Thomas Jefferson fathered at least six of Sally Hemings ’s children. Four survived to adulthood and are mentioned in Jefferson’s plantation records: Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston Hemings. Sally Hemings worked for two and a half years (1787-89) in Paris as a...
Children operating a working model based on Jefferson's Polygraph copying machin
A hands-on activity center for children Monticello visitors—especially those ages 6 to 12—can literally get in touch with American history in the Griffin Discovery Room through hands-on activities. This educational environment provides a variety of ways for young people to connect with Thomas...

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