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Jefferson on beer
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
1 comments The restored beer cellar at Monticello. PHOTO FROM MONTICELLO WSEBSITE Did Thomas Jefferson have a special recipe for beer? If so, maybe someone could use it and make a fortune. But as Monticello’s...
Ullman: Monticello scores funny woman for 4th
Published on Jun 3rd, 2010
7 comments Tracey Ullman's State of the Union appears on Showtime. PUBLICITY PHOTO FROM MONTICELLO Comedienne and actress Tracey Ullman will speak to the nation's newest citizens at Monticello's July 4...
Rooms with a View: New Monticello boss opens rarely seen rooms
Published on May 28th, 2010
3 comments The mysterious third-floor Dome Room will finally be open to the public on June 11. PHOTO BY TOM DALY Monticello was designed for the pleasure and architectural curiosity of its owner, but as a new...
Back of the house: Monticello's kitchen works
Published on May 25th, 2010
3 comments Monticello's kitchen comes to life. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Dish had a chance recently to enjoy a bite to eat in Thomas Jefferson’s renovated kitchen, and to visit his restored wine cellar, projects...
WWJD? Leslie Greene Bowman's 21st-century Monticello
Published on Apr 8th, 2010
7 comments   Leslie Greene BowmanPHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO In Charlottesville, a popular variation of WWJD is "what would Jefferson do?" For Leslie Greene Bowman, a variation weighs as she goes about her new...
Kranish on Jefferson�s dark days
Published on Feb 24th, 2010
0 comments Boston Globe correspondent Michael Kranish’s new book is politely called Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War, but it could just as easily be called “Jefferson on the Run” or “Jefferson’s...
At freedom's cradle: Drug testing sparks outrage
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
85 comments FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Are Monticello guides snorting up lines in the fancy bathrooms of the new Visitor Center? Are the horiculturists secretly growing cannabis in Mr. Jefferson's gardens? In...
Historical roots: Artists bloom at the Jefferson Library
Published on Aug 24th, 2009
0 comments Lara Gastinger, "Aselepias tuberosa (Butterflyweed/Pleurisy Root)." Normal 0 0 1 452 2578 21 5 3165 11.1280 Normal 0 0 1 452 2578 21 5 3165 11.1280 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quick, name a...
Rich corinthian leather and admission fees
Published on Aug 7th, 2009
5 comments A reporter's ears perked up during an August 2 visit to America's largest house in Asheville, North Carolina when the headphones advised that the mansion's Breakfast Room was clad in "hand-tooled...
Day trippers: Michelle O goes to Monticello
Published on Jul 24th, 2009
28 comments Michelle Obama takes the girls on an unofficial visit to Monticello. PHOTO BY HOOK STAFF First Lady Michelle Obama, First Daughters Malia and Sasha and First Mother-in-law Marian Robinson dropped in...
Perriello to keynote Monticello July 4 naturalization
Published on Jun 17th, 2009
8 comments The Thomas Jefferson Foundation announced yesterday that Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) will serve as the keynote speaker for this year's annual July 4 naturalization ceremony for new U.S....
Vintage tale: 'Billionaire Vinegar' author visits Monticello
Published on Jun 11th, 2009
1 comments The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine tells the story of the controversy surrounding a bottle of wine  thought to be owned by Thomas Jefferson....
Snap o' the Day: Jefferson's spread
Published on May 12th, 2009
0 comments Tourists at the Monticello Visitors Center study a bronze topographical relief model of Jefferson's 5000-acre plantation as it existed in the 19th century. The model, partly based on Jefferson's own...
Snap o' the Day: Smile, Mr. Jefferson!
Published on May 8th, 2009
1 comments Tourists pose with a life-size bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson at Moniticello's new visitors center, which stands near the shuttle stop up the mountain. At 6 feet, 3 inches, the statue shows...
PHOTOPHILE- Poplar mechanics: Bartlett's familiar Monticello amputation
Published on Jul 3rd, 2008
2 comments   Ryan Wilkins of Bartlett Tree Experts is lifted into the tree to begin work.PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER It's a classic tale of a tree whose days in the sun had come to an end. For Monticello...
Guilty! Monticello marauders cop a plea
Published on May 13th, 2004
0 comments The saga of the Monticello break-in ended on Thursday, May 6, as UVA nursing students Heather Lynn Horn and Connor Hyland Ginley pled guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor trespass, avoiding jail...
Martha's malt? New brews at Monticello
Published on Jul 10th, 2003
0 comments Monticello microbrew? It’s no news that Thomas Jefferson was quite the wine connoisseur, but did you know that beer was actually the dinner beverage of choice at Monticello? Thanks to a newly...
One of US: Taking the oath at Monticello
Published on Jun 26th, 2003
0 comments Parades and fireworks are fine and dandy, but I’ve got a 4th of July event that could very likely bring tears to your eyes, or at least a big stars-and-stripes smile: watching 77 people from 35...
Back in the day
Published on Dec 12th, 2002
0 comments Candles lighting the winter darkness… a warm fire on the hearth… a mug of hot mulled cider and fresh-baked snickerdoodles… The holiday season pulls us back in time perhaps more than any other time of...
House ousting: Legislating Monticello's return to nickel
Published on Nov 28th, 2002
0 comments Heads or tails? Monticello's future on the flip side of the nickel might be anyone's guess. The idea of replacing Monticello has been kicked around for a while now by legislators and the U.S. Mint....
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