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News and Features from Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson



Published: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:29:03 EST

Last Build Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:20:00 EST

 



Jefferson and the Early Diplomatic Corps

Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:20:00 EST

In the wake of the release of U.S. diplomatic cables on Wikileaks, Eric Johnson, Monticello's New Media Specialist, talks with Jean Bauer, creator of "The Early American Foreign Service Database," about what is was like for Jefferson and his successors to communicate with America's ambassadors and consuls abroad.(Added to Monticello Podcasts on Dec. 2, 2010. Approx. 25 min. )


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/sites/default/files/media/bauer.mp3




Thomas Jefferson, a Personal View by Alan Alda

Wed, 29 Jan 2011 12:20:00 EST

In 1995, Alan Alda was the featured speaker at a special dinner on Monticello's West Lawn. Fresh from a filming trip to China for PBS's Scientific American Frontiers, the award-winning actor related his efforts to look for "clues into [Jefferson's] character" and made connections between efforts by a Chinese scientist to produce a high-yield strain of rice and Jefferson's commitment to the sciences and freedom of thought. (Added to Monticello Podcasts on Jan. 28, 2010. Approx. 22 min. )


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/sites/default/files/media/temp/alda.mp3




Visitor accounts of Thomas Jefferson

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:20:00 EST

Contemporary visitor accounts of Thomas Jefferson and Monticello offer interesting insights on the former president in his retirement years. Ellen Hickman, assistant editor at the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, outlines a project underway to gather and publish visitor accounts, shares some amusing anecdotes from the collection, and discusses how studying visitor descriptions alters our understanding of Jefferson. (Added to Monticello Podcasts Nov. 18, 2009. Approx. 44 min. )


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/hickman.mp3




The Brother Gardeners

Thu, 6 Aug 2009 14:30:00 EST

Writer and historian Andrea Wulf talks about her recent book, The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession, that traces the origin of the English country garden through the collaborative effort between two men and two countries: American farmer, John Bartram, and London cloth merchant, Peter Collinson. (Added to Monticello Podcasts on Aug 6, 2009. Approx. 44 min. )


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/wulf_podcast.mp3




Jefferson and the Megalonyx

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:30:00 EST

Rick Britton, author of Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler and part-time Monticello interpreter, details Jefferson's involvment in the identification of Megalonyx jeffersonii, a extinct ground sloth whose bones were discovered in a cave in Virginia.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/megalonyx_podcast.mp3




Vegetables and Seasoning in Early American Southern Cuisine

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:00:00 EST

Nancy Carter Crump, a culinary historian and author of Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine, dispels the myth that overcooking vegetables was originally part of early southern cooking and highlights some surprising uses of herbs and spices of the early Nineteenth Century.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/crump_podcast.mp3




Early American Southern Cuisine

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:00:00 EST

Nancy Carter Crump, a culinary historian and author of Hearthside Cooking: Early American Southern Cuisine, will parallel developments in Colonial Southern foodways with those of our social and political culture. She will share some of the methods, accepted beliefs, and misconceptions of the time and also talk about the influence of our early Native American, European and enslaved communities. .


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/crump.mp3




New CD: Music from the Jefferson Collection

Thu, 5 Mar 2009 15:00:00 EST

A sample from a new CD that attempts to recreate some specific examples of music at Monticello. Violinist David Sariti discusses Jefferson's ability with the violin and introduces Vivaldi's Violin Sonata, Opus 2, No. 3 before performing its first two movements, the Andante and Corrente (Allegro). In addition to Sariti, the artists include: Theresa Goble (Mezzo-Soprano), Andrew Mullen (Bass-Baritone), and Bradley Lehman (Harpsichord).


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/vivaldi_sariti.mp3




A Brief History of the Turkey

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 14:00:00 EST

Author Andrew Smith gives a quick primer on the history of the 'American' turkey as well as a quick review of the validity of story of the First Thanksgiving.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/turkey.mp3




Religion in The Election of 1800

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:00:00 EST

A look at the role religion played in the presidential election of 1800, which pitted Thomas Jefferson against John Adams.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/Electionof1800Excerpt.mp3




Virginia's Dissenters and the Statute for Religious Freedom

Tue, 1 Jul 2008 16:00:00 EST

A discussion of the role Virginia's religious dissenters played in the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/dissenters_va_statute.mp3




A More Perfect Constitution

Tue, 3 Jun 2008 16:00:00 EST

UVA professor Larry Sabato talks about his book that offers 23 changes to the U.S. Constitution.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/sabato.mp3




Jefferson's Words: Three Letters on the new U.S. Constitution

Fri, 4 Apr 2008 16:00:00 EST

A look at three letters by Thomas Jefferson with his thoughts the U.S. Constitution as drafted by the Constitutional Convention in 1787.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/constitution_looney.mp3




Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, November 13, 1787

Fri, 4 Apr 2008 16:00:00 EST

Thomas Jefferson's letter to John Adams of November 13, 1787, containing some his thoughts on the newly drafted U.S. Constitution.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/17871113_toAdamsConstitution.mp3




Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787

Fri, 4 Apr 2008 16:00:00 EST

Thomas Jefferson's letter to William Stephens Smith of November 13, 1787, containing some his thoughts on the newly drafted U.S. Constitution.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/17871113_toSmithConstitution.mp3




Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, December 20, 1787

Fri, 4 Apr 2008 16:00:00 EST

Thomas Jefferson's letter to James Madison of December 20, 1787, containing some his thoughts on the newly drafted U.S. Constitution.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/17871220_toMadisonConstitution.mp3




Monticello's Tulip Poplar

Mon, 3 Mar 2008 16:00:00 EST

A report on an ailing poplar tree next to Jefferson's house that is believed to have been planted during Jefferson's lifetime.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/tulip_poplar.mp3




Jefferson's Embargo

Fri, 15 Dec 2007 17:00:00 EST

In this excerpt from a recent talk, Jim Sofka, a former fellow at Monticello's Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, lists the Embargo's disastrous effects of the U.S. economy and explains why it's considered the greatest failure of Jefferson's Presidency.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/embargo1.mp3




10 Questions for Thomas Jefferson

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:00:00 EST

On August 22, 2007, Bill Barker, who portrays Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg, gave a talk at Monticello on Interpreting Thomas Jefferson. In this excerpt, Mr. Barker lists the 10 questions frequently asked questions that Mr. Jefferson receives from adults and children.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/barker10questions.mp3




The Past, Present, and Future of Monticello

Mon, 10 Sep 2007 17:00:00 EST

In late August 2007, Dan Jordan, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, joined Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now! to talk the past, present and future of Monticello. Of special note is Monticello's award-winning website, which Jordan call an amazing outreach tool for the historic site.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/rn_jordan_070822.mp3




Monticello's Tours for Children and their Families

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:30:00 EST

A look at Monticello's Tours for Children and their Families, a special guided tour of Monticello's main house geared toward kids ages 6-11.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/monticello_childrens_tour.mp3




Sam Waterston Calls New Citizens to Action

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:30:00 EST

Actor Sam Waterston welcomes seventy-six of the nation's newest citizens at Monticello's 44th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturlization Ceremony.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/waterston.mp3




Putting Jefferson's Debt in Today's Terms

Fri, 1 Jun 2007 16:00:00 EST

Professor Herbert Sloan talks about the difficulties in translating historic monetary values in today's terms.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/debt_podcast.mp3




Restoration of Monticello's Dependencies

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 16:00:00 EST

A report on Monticello's efforts to restore and reinterpet the areas around and under the main house where Jefferson's slaves lived and worked.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/dependencies.mp3




Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, February 22, 1787

Wed, 7 Mar 2007 16:00:00 EST

A reading by Bill Barker of a letter from Thomas Jefferson in France to Abigail Adams in London with references to Shay's Rebellion and Louis XVI's summoning of the French nobility to an assembly.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/1787022_abigailadams.mp3




Thomas Jefferson to Madame de Tesse, March 20, 1787

Wed, 7 Mar 2007 16:00:00 EST

A reading by Bill Barker of a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Madame de Tesse with the Maison Carre, the Hotel de Salm, Louis XVI's summon of the French nobility to an assembly, and Roman antiquities.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/17870320_tesse.mp3




The Monticello Plantation Database: Using Databases to Uncover History

Thu, 1 Feb 2007 16:00:00 EST

An interview with three historians -- Cinder Stanton, Marie Tyler-McGraw, and Henry Wiencek -- about how the databases they've created and used to get a better understanding of slavery.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/historicaldatabases.mp3




The Merry Affair

Mon, 4 Dec 2006 16:00:00 EST

A short talk on Jefferson's interaction with Anthony Merry, Britain's newly appointed minister to the United States.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/merry_affair.mp3




Monticello Music: A Brief Introduction

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

A brief introduction to an offering of music related to Jefferson and Monticello.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/musicintro.mp3




Broom of the Cowdenknowes

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

A traditional Scottish tune favored by Thomas Jefferson.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/broomofthecowdenknowes.mp3




Overture from 'Love in a Village: A Comic Opera' by Thomas Arne

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

(Performed by the Sugar Ridge Quartet, approx. 1.75 min.)


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/loveinavillage.mp3




Over the Hills and Far Away from 'The Beggar's Opera'

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

Performed by the Sugar Ridge Quartet


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/overthehills.mp3




Money Musk

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

Performed by Pete Vigour


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/moneymusk.mp3




Sonata #4, Opus 2, Preludido, by Archangelo Corelli

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

Performed by the Sugar Ridge Quartet


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/sonatapreludido.mp3




Sonata #4, Opus 2, Giga, by Archangelo Corelli

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

Performed by the Sugar Ridge Quartet


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/sonata4giga.mp3




Sonata #4, Opus 2, Allemande, by Archangelo Corelli

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

Performed by the Sugar Ridge Quartet


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/sonata4allemande.mp3




Sonata #1 from XII Solos, Opus 2 by Antonio Vivaldi

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:30:00 EST

Performed J. Deal and L. Mackey.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/music/sonata1.mp3










Environmental Hazards, Eighteenth-Century Style

Fri, 1 Sep 2006 15:20:00 EST

A look at how perceptions of the natural enviroment of North America influenced how Europeans viewed Americans and Americans viewed themsleves. Presented by Pulitzer-Prizing-winning historian Gordon Wood.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/gordon_wood.mp3




Jefferson and Eyeglasses

Thu, 3 Aug 2006 09:20:00 EST

A look at Jefferson's use of and interest in eyeglasses with Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey visiting fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/eyeglasses_060222.mp3




"All eyes are opened . . . to the rights of man"

Mon, 3 Jul 2006 16:00:00 EST

A reading by Bill Barker of Jefferson's last public letter declining an invitation to attend celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in Washington, D.C.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/weightman.mp3




Exporting Jefferson's Legacy

Thu, 1 Jun 2006 16:00:00 EST

A Introduction to the work of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/icjs_2006.mp3




Brief Introduction to Jefferson on Religion

Thu, 4 May 2006 16:00:00 EST

A Brief introduction to five recordings of Jefferson documents on the subject of religion.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/religion_introduction.mp3




Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom

Thu, 4 May 2006 16:00:00 EST

A reading by Bill Barker of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, which Jefferson drafted in 1777 and was adopted by Virginia 1786.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/religious_statute.mp3




Query 17, Religion, Notes on the State of Virginia

Thu, 4 May 2006 16:00:00 EST

A reading by Bill Barker of Query 17, Religion, from Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/religion_notes.mp3




Jefferson's Jan. 1, 1802 letter to Danbury Baptist Association

Thu, 4 May 2006 16:00:00 EST

A reading by Bill Barker of Jefferson's Jan. 1, 1802 letter to the representatives of the Danbury Baptist Association


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/danbury_baptists.mp3




Jefferson's April 21, 1803 letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush "on the Christian religion"

Thu, 4 May 2006 16:00:00 EST

A reading by Bill Barker of Jefferson's April 21, 1803 letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush in which he outlines the merits of the Christian religion and contrasts them with classical Greek and Roman philosophy and Judaism.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/torush_christianity.mp3




Jefferson revising Jefferson: two excerpts from the Notes on the State of Virginia

Thu, 4 May 2006 16:00:00 EST

An introduction to Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia with a reading by Bill Barker of two versions of part of Jefferson's argument for religious tolerance and free inquiry from Query 17, Religion, of the Notes.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/two_notes_excerpts.mp3




Helping Jefferson's Words Live On

Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:30:00 EST

A look at the effort to publish all of Jefferson's papers from his retirement from the presidency to his death in 1826.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/two_notes_excerpts.mp3




Restoring Monticello's Dome room

Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:39:22 EST

Interview with with Robert L. Self, Monticello's Architectural Conservator, on the restoration of Monticello's Dome Room


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/dome_room.mp3




Preserving America's Historic Plants

Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:39:22 EST

Interview with Peggy Cornett, Director of Monticello's Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, on the effort to preserve and cultivate America's historic plants


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/chp_051207.mp3




The Declaration of Independence read by Bill Barker

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 16:39:22 EST

The Declaration of Independence read by Bill Barker, who portrays Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/declaration.mp3




Jefferson's "rough Draught" of the Declaration

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 16:39:22 EST

Jefferson's 'rough draught' of the Declaration of Independence as read by Bill Barker, who portrays Thomas Jefferson for Colonial Williamsburg


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jeffersons_words/draft_declaration.mp3




Visitors to Monticello: What They Really Thought

Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:39:22 EST

Visitors to Monticello: What They Really Thought - Monticello Podcasts - Susan H. Perdue, Associate Editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series on visitors to Monticello in 1809 and 1810.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/visitors_to_monticello.mp3




A Culinary Independence: Jefferson for July 4th

Thu, 8 Sep 2005 16:39:22 EST

A Culinary Independence: Jefferson for July 4th - Monticello Podcasts - Eat Feed's Anne Bramley talks with Beth Cheuk, Justin Sarafin, and Damon Lee Fowler about the creation of the new book Dining at Monticello.


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/eatfeed_jefferson.mp3




Thomas Jefferson and Religion

Wed, 10 Aug 2005 19:39:22 EST

Thomas Jefferson and Religion - Monticello Podcasts - David Holmes, Professor of Religion, The College of William and Mary


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/jefferson_religion_2005.mp3




Uncovering the Vanished Monticello Plantation

Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:29:03 EST

An Interview with Sara Bon-Harper, Monticello's Archaeological Research Manager


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/archaeology_050719.mp3




Restoration of Monticello's North All-Weather Passageway

Thu, 14 Jul 2005 19:22:45 EST

Restoration of Monticello's North All-Weather Passageway - Monticello Podcasting - Henry Cersley


Media Files:
http://www.monticello.org/podcasts/media/monticello_northpassage.mp3