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2016 Monticello Festival of the Trees

This past weekend was the Monticello Festival of the Trees and it was bigger and better than ever!  I volunteered to do a tree for our office again this year, and it was much faster and easier (and cheaper!) this time since I saved all the ornaments I bought and made last year. 1,443 more words

Travel

On Friendship

Friendship was not just a social convention to Jefferson… but he considered it essential to the human condition- a bedrock of civil society.  Acquaintances come and go, but true friends grow, mature, and age with you.  37 more words

History

Episode 6: Jefferson in Winter

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When Thomas Jefferson retired from public life in 1809 after serving two terms as U.S. President, he thought his retirement years at Monticello, his Virginia plantation, would be peaceful, quiet and relaxing. 299 more words

Podcast

8 Cities That Make Your U.S. Roadtrip Way More Interesting | PT. 8 |

Thomas Jefferson. Regardless of your thoughts on the former president, he was absolutely fascinating. He was progressive in some respects (sought a new America… 310 more words

Travel

Monticello Christmas

by Anne Haw Holt

Christmas starts this Friday evening — that’s December 2! Monticello Downtown Christmas is always the first to celebrate this beautiful season. Starting around 5:00 or 5:30 PM the streets just north of the festively decorated Courthouse will be full of families hurrying to the garden at the Wirick-Simmons House to see the lighting of the community Christmas tree and hear the choirs singing old fashioned carols. 177 more words

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Thomas Jefferson's Scandal

Perhaps one of the biggest human flaw is accepting truths before researching the facts. This is the case for far too many issues today, but everyone falls victim to this flaw at least once – I, victim to this human error more than I can count. 973 more words

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Thomas Jefferson on Slavery

It is of no exaggeration to say that Thomas Jefferson, or any of the Founding Fathers, were far ahead of their time. But when it comes to the rather repulsive issue of slavery, Thomas Jefferson is at least 100 years ahead of his time. 935 more words

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