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Jon Meacham
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 14, 2013 Media Contacts: Amy Atticks , 434-984-7529 “…it may be said that Mr. Jefferson is the first American who has consulted the Fine Arts to know how he should shelter himself from the weather.” - The Marquis de Chastellux, 1782 on his first visit to Monticello...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 3, 2013 Media Contacts: Kathryn Goodson , 434-984-7570, Chad Wollerton , 434-984-9823 The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello is quickly becoming a regional favorite among East Coast festival goers interested in local food, farming, heirloom tastings, music,...
Southern Living’s Steve Bender to be a featured speaker FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 29, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites , 434-984-7529 The gardens of Monticello served as a laboratory for the exchange of new and unusual plants with family members, neighbors, and a national and international...
51 st Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at the home of Thomas Jefferson to feature musician Dave Matthews as keynote speaker FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 18, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites , 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — This July 4 th will mark the 237 th...
Dave Matthews will be the featured speaker at Monticello on July 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 30, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites , 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA —Dave Matthews, best known as the lead vocalist/guitarist for Dave Matthews Band, will be the featured speaker at Monticello’s 51 st annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony—the...
Original artwork for US Airmail stamp honoring Filippo (Philip) Mazzei.
Sr. Margherita Marchione to visit Monticello for donation celebration CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA . —In July 1816, after learning of the death of Filippo Mazzei , his friend for more than four decades, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “An intimacy of 40 years had proved to me his great worth; and a friendship,...
Donald A. King, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees and David M. Rubenstein
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 20, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites , 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA– David Rubenstein’s gift will reveal more of Jefferson’s Monticello for visitors Monticello today announced it will receive a $10 million gift from David M. Rubenstein, philanthropist and Co-CEO of...
The newly refurnished North Octagonal Room
The Second Floor North Octagonal room has been restored FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 2, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites , 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Visitors on Monticello’s Behind-the-Scenes tour will now experience a newly furnished upstairs room as part of their tour starting this week...
Jon Meacham
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 8, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites , 434-984-7529 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.–Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the private, nonprofit organization that has owned and operated Monticello...
No better place to experience wine and history! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 28, 2013 Media Contact: Lisa Stites , 434-984-7529 Charlottesville, VA.—The fourth annual Wine Festival at Monticello celebrates Thomas Jefferson’s lasting influence on the Virginia wine industry—and kicks off Saturday,...

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