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Join us on Wednesday, September 1, at 4:00 p.m. ET for our livestream of historian Paul Finkelman's book talk at Monticello. He'll discuss his book “Supreme Injustice.” Tune in: bit.ly/3zujX7S
My favorite spot at @TJMonticello is the Guides' Library, which we call the Molette. It's under the Madison Room and a great breakroom and discussion space. Do other #museums have hidden treasures like this room?
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Join us on Saturday, October 9, for our fall plant sale. We'll have a variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, and seeds for purchase, and our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Space is limited, reserve your spot now: bit.ly/2Woux1M
Supermarkets today provide a fraction of the thousands of apple varieties available in 19th-century America. Join us on Saturday, October 23, for a special apple tasting and learn about the history of apples from @AlbCiderWorks' Charlotte Shelton: bit.ly/2XEZ5wn
Made in #Virginia with beeswax and honey from Monticello's own apiary — as well as organic shea butter, goat’s milk, and essential oils — our honeycomb soap set has a light, warm fragrance. 🐝�bit.ly/3y5HFppnh
Despite his father's beef with Jefferson after the Election of 1800, John Quincy Adams continued to attend dinners at the President's House—and he wasn't always impressed with the host's penchant for hyperbole. Learn more in this short podcast: youtube.com/watch?v=mpAhrC…
From in-person and virtual field trips to immersive programs like our summer teacher institute, Monticello offers a wealth of resources for both students and educators. Join us on Tuesday, August 24, at 1:00 p.m. ET for a live Q&A about @TeachMonticello: bit.ly/3j1aO0E
Happy #NationalPhotographyDay! Did you catch the photographer's #shadowselfie in this early-20th century photo of Monticello? Be sure to bring your camera during your next visit. Personal-use photography is allowed inside the house! 📷: Special Collections,@UVAAY
This event is free, but registration is REQUIRED if you hope to attend the event in person. (No registration necessary if you are joining us virtually.) Please note that space is limited for the in-person event; register now: bit.ly/2X6WhrA (2/2)
Join us on Wednesday, September 1, at 4:00 p.m. ET for an in-person (and virtual!) book talk—important details on registration in next tweet—with historian and president of @GratzCollege, Paul Finkelman. Professor Finkelman will discuss his book “Supreme Injustice.” (1/2)
Our new Highlights Tour includes first floor spaces in the house, the West Lawn, and South Wing. You’ll learn about Jefferson and his vision for America, slavery on this plantation, and the mountaintop’s iconic architecture. Get tickets: bit.ly/36ODva5
Thomas Jefferson favored the Campeachy chair, referring to it as "that easy kind of chair." Our new version follows the comfortable form of the original and is beautifully crafted with teak frames and all-weather rattan, perfect for lounging outdoors: bit.ly/3jRCx3c
Our Monticello to Main Street Tour shares the stories of free & enslaved African Americans with ties to Monticello who left a lasting impact on Charlottesville history. Join the encore digital premiere of this tour on Tuesday, August 17, at 1 pm ET: bit.ly/37GqeRh
We are live with @TJMonticello and @GWBooks for day four of the Transatlantic Slavery Symposium. Today we are exploring Historic Sites Interpreting Slavery pscp.tv/w/c-Prg3R3LTE4…
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Day 4 of the TS Symposium focuses on Historic Sites Interpreting Slavery. Join Dr Laura Sandy of @LivUni at 5pm BST/12pm ET in conversation w/ Dr. Antoinette T. Jackson @USouthFlorida, Jean-Francois Manicom of @SlaveryMuseum, and Ramin Ganeshram of @westporthistory
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Calling all #HomeSchool families! Join us on Sept. 9 for our annual #HomeEducators Day. Students will learn about Jefferson's contributions to American history, Monticello architecture, and the enslaved people who labored on the mountaintop. Get tickets: bit.ly/3yxUaLk
We are live with @TJMonticello and @GWBooks for day three of the Transatlantic Slavery Symposium! Today's panel explores Capitalism and Slavery pscp.tv/w/c-KaEXR3LTE4…
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Day 3 of the Transatlantic Slavery Symposium explores Capitalism & Slavery. Join us at 12pm ET/5pm BST for a discussion moderated by Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy @TJMonticello, with Dr. @sejr_historian, @DrStephenMullen, & Dr. Ronald Bailey @Illinois_Alma youtu.be/vBgnTOVpy1A
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Join #GlasgowSugarAristocracy author, @DrStephenMullen for an unmissable online talk with @GWBooks. Transatlantic Slavery Symposium: Capitalism and Slavery ⏰17:00 BST 📅11 August �@TJMonticellol@sejr_historianan &@Illinois_Almama youtube.com/watch?v=vBgnTO…x#twitterstoriansnmW
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On Fri, join @agordonreed for a free online panel discussion (incl. @griffinblvd) about the importance of oral histories in understanding how we experience the forces of history. Register: loom.ly/Vbba7x0 Hosted by @TJMonticello @MountVernon @BFHouse
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We are live with @TJMonticello , @BFHouse , and @GWBooks for day two of the Transatlantic Slavery Symposium! Today's panel explores Constitutions and Slavery pscp.tv/w/c-FIhHR3LTQ1…
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In today's podcast we share the story of Moses Williams, an enslaved man who learned to create silhouettes and used the profits to buy his own freedom. Tune in: bit.ly/3fQBXBf
Happy National #BookLoversDay! 📚 "I cannot live without books" is one of our favorite Jefferson quotes. Can you relate? Shop our complete collection:bit.ly/3AqMuLvEg
There's still time to sign up for the virtual Transatlantic Slavery Symposium, Aug. 9-13! Hosted by @TJMonticello, @GWBooks, and @BFHouse, this symposium aims to unite scholars to address the lasting impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Register now: Monticello.org/tss
Based on a scientific principle discovered by Galileo, what a fascinating way to measure the temperature of your home! As the liquids in the cylinder contract at higher temperatures, the spheres of different weights rise; as the liquids cool, they drop. bit.ly/2ViVkMq
Sunset views from Montalto. 📷: Ian AtkinsY
Join @GWBooks, @TJMonticello, and @BFHouse for a virtual Transatlantic Slavery Symposium, Aug. 9-13. This symposium aims to unite scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to address the lasting impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Register now: Monticello.org/tss
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Join us, @TJMonticello & @GWBooks for the Transatlantic Slavery Symposium. In panel discussions on the Founding Era's relationship to slavery in constitutions, capitalism, and more, scholars from both sides of the Atlantic will address its lasting impact Monticello.org/tss
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Florence Fennel views. 🙌 "The Fennel is beyond every other vegetable," wrote Thomas Appleton when he sent Jefferson fennel seeds from Italy in 1824. "There is no vegetable equals it in flavour." Don't miss your chance to see our gardens this summer:monticello.org/ticketshR
Join us on August 3 at 1:00 pm ET for a live Q&A with Thomas Jefferson, interpreted by Bill Barker. We’ll discuss Jefferson’s various domestic and international trips, his fastidious record-keeping during travel, and what he learned from those experiences: bit.ly/3fg4QXn
Express appreciation for your friends on International #DayofFriendship with one of our favorite Jefferson quotes, "Friendship is precious not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and...the greater part of life is sunshine." #MadeinUSA bit.ly/3rGApP9
Join Monticello, @GWBooks, and @BFHouse for a virtual Transatlantic Slavery Symposium, Aug. 9-13. This symposium aims to unite scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to address the lasting impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Register now: Monticello.org/tss
Sunflowers on a sunny day. 🌻 Our gardens are thriving. Bring your camera, questions for our gardeners, and join us on the mountaintop! Get your tickets online in advance atmonticello.org/ticketsh.j
Join us on July 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET for a live Q&A with members of our Collections team. We’ll discuss how they care for the house, exhibits, objects, and you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the items that are not often on public display: bit.ly/3ruUSGs (2/2)
Roughly three-quarters of the objects you see inside the house at Monticello are original pieces once owned by Thomas Jefferson. That’s a lot of items that require expert care—and not all of the objects in our collection are on display. (1/2)
Sleep never smelled so good. 💤 Hand-crafted on an organic farm, our hops and lavender pillow (lavender was grown and harvested at Monticello) is the perfect combination to promote a sound sleep. Comes in two sizes, both perfectly sized for travel:bit.ly/3y095xMbZ
🚨New tour alert!🚨 Our new Highlights Tour includes first floor spaces in the house, the West Lawn, and South Wing. You’ll learn about Jefferson and his vision for America, slavery on this plantation, and the mountaintop’s iconic architecture. Get tixbit.ly/36ODva5X78
When the Thomas Jefferson Foundation purchased Monticello in 1924, a century of neglect left little evidence of the original flower gardens. How, then, were the gardens restored? And who made it possible? Find out in today's podcast episode! youtube.com/watch?v=icSXYZ…
Join us on Tuesday, July 20, at 1:00 p.m. ET for an encore presentation of our popular livestream, “Monticello Voices.” Guides discuss Monticello’s history as a plantation, and share stories about the enslaved people who lived and labored at Monticello. youtube.com/watch?v=eXD9GL…
Bring the beauty of Monticello to your garden! Featuring the Chinese Chippendale lattice design from Monticello's Garden Pavilion, our Folding Metal Plant Stand and Chippendale Cast Iron Garden Fence will add a touch of Monticello to your yard and garden: bit.ly/2U5Z6Z5
Monticello from the sky—a view that Thomas Jefferson himself never experienced. When's your next visit to the mountaintop?
Special thanks to Collections and Exhibitions Manager Tabitha Corradi for agreeing to be in this video! (Be sure to watch until the end! 😉😂)
Join us on Tuesday, July 13, at 1:00 pm ET for a live Q&A with Associate Curators Emilie Johnson & Diane Ehrenpreis. They’ll discuss how our Curatorial team locates Jefferson-era objects centuries later and some still “unsolved mysteries.” Tune in: bit.ly/3APoVNh (2/2)
Since the creation of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in 1923, curators have worked to return original objects to Monticello. Some have been easily located, others were difficult to track down, and the location of some objects remains a mystery. (1/2)
In this beautiful + empowering book, Jennifer Jewell introduces 75 inspiring women. Working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food justice—these influencers are creating change from the ground up. bit.ly/3AAnTEX
Congratulations to Monticello's own Andrew O'Shaughnessy! His monograph, “The Men Who Lost America,” ranked #3 on historian John Ferling's list of the 5 best books about the American Revolution, published in the @WSJ. Order your copy: bit.ly/3wyfAGB
Happy #WorldChocolateDay! @MonticelloArchy reconstructed these mugs from broken sherds excavated in the 1980s. Made in England c. 1750-1760, the vessels were likely chocolate mugs. In the 18th c., chocolate was often consumed as a warm beverage at breakfast. #themoreyouknow💫U
Join us on Tuesday, July 6, at 1:00 p.m. ET for a live Q&A with veteran Thomas Jefferson interpreter, Bill Barker. Barker will discuss the legacies of the Declaration of Independence, how its interpretation has evolved over time, and its importance today: bit.ly/2UjhT2F
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