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A nation of immigrants: Dave Matthews speaks at Monticello
Published on Jul 11th, 2013
7 comments Like ants marching, hundreds suffered slow and crowded shuttle rides up and down Monticello mountain to attend the 51st Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello on July...
Becoming American: Refugees share tales of horror, hope, and achieving U.S. citizenship
Published on Jul 4th, 2013
0 comments “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt Since the first European settlers arrived some 400 years...
Mr. Jefferson's greed: New book challenges image of reluctant slaveholder
Published on Oct 17th, 2012
75 comments Publishers Weekly calls it the number one history title of the fall and one of the best of all genres. Both Smithsonian and American History magazines have made it a recent cover story. However, thus...
WWJD
Published on Sep 17th, 2012
12 comments Historians and locals spend considerable energy asking what would Jefferson do (WWJD)? Jefferson aids that pursuit by his meticulously catalogued writings. Jefferson has been called the epicurean...
Independence Day
Published on Jul 7th, 2012
7 comments Independence Day at Monticello included famed gymnast Nadia Comăneci and a young girl with a flag. Missing, however, were the silhouettes of two house-hugging liriodendron tulipifera that have been...
'Mother' calling: Celebrity chef Alice Waters to visit Monticello
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
9 comments Okay, hard-core foodies, fasten your seat belts. Monticello just announced that Alice Waters, widely hailed as the "mother of American cooking" and the American pioneer in the local food movement,...
American garden: Peter Hatch and the restoration of Jefferson's landscape
Published on Apr 16th, 2012
0 comments Peter Hatch is all over the place this month. He's in Washington to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the White House vegetable garden, he's in San Francisco for a Gardening Conservancy symposium...
Hoop-rolling at Monticello
Published on Sep 18th, 2011
2 comments Monticello's famous West Lawn harked back to the earlier days depicted in a famous watercolor as youths tried "hoop rolling," a venerable pastime, during the annual Harvest Festival. The grey skies...
Liberty and tulip tree
Published on Jul 7th, 2011
0 comments US district court for the western district of Virginia held session at Monticello July 4 and naturalized a group of new US citizens. There were a lot of Coca-Cola bottles and logos in evidence. (The...
Snap o' the Day: Almost like 1776
Published on Jul 5th, 2011
1 comments The Old Guard from Colonial Williamsburg presents the colors at Monticello's naturalization ceremony July 4, where the United States gained 77 new citizens.
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
Published on Jun 8th, 2011
0 comments Visitors are invited to celebrate the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson during the annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson, America’s “first foodie,”...
African American Storytelling and Music at Monticello
Published on Jun 8th, 2011
0 comments Mulberry Row, Monticello’s busy plantation road, comes to life this weekend with “African American Storytelling and Music at Monticello.” The main road of the plantation was the center of domestic...
Crafts and Trades on Mulberry Row
Published on Jun 8th, 2011
0 comments Mulberry Row, Monticello’s busy plantation road, comes to life during this weekend through “Crafts and Trades on Mulberry Row.” The main road of the plantation was the center of domestic and...
Mountaintop Hands-on Activity Center at Monticello
Published on Jun 8th, 2011
0 comments Monticello gives kids more ways to learn about Mr. Jefferson and his life in the big house on the little mountain. Now through September 5 (excluding July 4), children can write with a quill pen,...
Mulberry Row Weekend at Monticello
Published on May 9th, 2011
0 comments The garden comes alive with costumed interpreters demonstrating 19th-century cooking techniques and gardening methods at the African American Gardens and Foodways event at Monticello. Visitors can...
The mystery: Nancy Drew convention comes here
Published on Mar 16th, 2011
10 comments What would Nancy Drew do in Charlottesville? That mystery is pretty easily solved in The Hidden Window Mystery, number 34 in the enduring series about the Titian-haired teen sleuth. Around 70 Nancy...
Monticello Harvest Festival
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
0 comments The 4th annual Heritage Harvest Festival combined music and food with a love of the land and a walk through Virginia's agricultural heritage. And the September 11 installment was the first time...
Monticello brings festival to West Lawn
Published on Sep 12th, 2010
5 comments Goats, recently legalized in Charlottesville, appear king of the mountain at Monticello. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The 4th annual Heritage Harvest Festival combined music and food with a love of the...
Montpelier makeover: James Madison was a wallpaper man
Published on Aug 13th, 2010
8 comments Montpelier's curatorial team checks out the new wallpaper. Left to right: Grant Quertermous, Cheryl Brush, Lynne Dakin Hastings. PHOTO COURTESY THE MONTPELIER FOUNDATION In May, Monticello unveiled...
Monticello 4th- New citizens and Tracey Ullman
Published on Jul 5th, 2010
5 comments Red, white and blue bunting, federal justices and Tracey Ullman are on the scene at Monticello for its 48th naturalization ceremony. Straw hats optional. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE One of this country's...
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