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Find out what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as well as Monticello staff members and guest bloggers have to say about Jefferson and Monticello.


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Dianne Pierce

In 1805, a remarkable shipment was dispatched from a sizable Indian village near what is now Bismarck, North Dakota. A large hand-hewn boat...MORE »

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David Thorson

Visitors to Monticello and the University of Virginia (UVA) can easily see...MORE »

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David Givens

Jefferson was most likely not the first to introduce macaroni and cheese to America, nor did he...MORE »

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Food and drink, Thomas Jefferson
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Harriet Resio

In 1900, Coralie Franklin Cook was the only African-American woman who was asked to speak at Susan B. Anthony’s 80th birthday...MORE »

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Research
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Monticello

Thomas Jefferson played host to hundreds of guests at Monticello during his lifetime, and countless more have visited since his death. Since opening our...MORE »

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Visiting Monticello
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Monticello

Despite thousands of surviving documents — he wrote and received nearly 47,000 letters — Monticello’s curators have only recently...MORE »

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Monticello the House, Research
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Fraser D. Neiman

Just as the first cases on COVID-19 were being reported in Virginia, Monticello's archaeologists were completing excavations on the East Lawn, in front on...MORE »

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Archaeology, Research
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Monticello

Monticello offers a unique historic perspective on the racial fissures that divide our communities and our nation. On this plantation, 607 people were...MORE »

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Danielle Willkens

Perhaps now, more than ever, we are acutely aware of our built environment. With varied restrictions on travel, work settings, and even social...MORE »

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Research
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Susan Stein

Monticello has lost a magnificent friend, longtime Trustee (1994-2008), Honorary Trustee (2009-2020), and Summit member, Richard Gilder. He passed away on May 12, 2020, at his...MORE »

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Jefferson Today

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