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This photo of Monticello’s West Front with the fishpond and the reflection of the house in the water is truly a great photo opportunity. Don’t miss it. To make it perhaps even MORE spectacular, have your family, friends, significant other, or you pose on the pathway behind the flowers facing the pond. Stunning shot to see yourself and your reflection with Monticello.Liz Marshall
November 15, 2010 on Monticello's West Front with Fish Pond
If you listen to this 1949 recording, you will hear the voice of a man who within 13 seconds tells you his name, where he was born and that his grandfather belonged to Thomas Jefferson. The man speaking is Fountain Hughes. He sounds just like a grandfather giving young people advice. His financial advice, especially about not getting into debt, is as true now as it was then. He talks about the Civil War. He talks about slavery. He talks about freedom! The recording is just a bit over 29 minutes and worth every second!Liz Marshall
November 15, 2010 on The Descendants of Elizabeth Hemings: Betty Brown
In our Griffin Discovery Room, a hands-on-museum, esp for kids, but frankly adults love it too, there are computers for budding architects to use. One of the programs offers choices of building materials, styles of windows, domes, columns, pediments, balustrades, etc to design a house. All with witty comments by a cartooned Jefferson. It is so fun and you can e-mail your designed house to a friend. Guess what? You can do this from your own home on our website, but do come visit the Griffin Discovery Room! There is so much more for you to explore.Liz Marshall
November 15, 2010 on Griffin Discovery Room