Free History Downloads on iTunes

January 10, 2011

Hurry over to iTunes for 3 free downloads from 3 of this Channel’s top shows. [Hint: it has “channel” and “history” in it]…

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TJ and Comics Pt. II

June 23, 2010

Would Mr. Jefferson have enjoyed the high literary experience of comic books? If they were in Ancient Greek or Latin perhaps. Nonetheless, enjoy some TJ-related comics, webcomics, and graphic novels (or at least the links to them) below…

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US Constitution Ratified

June 21, 2010

This document became the official Law of our Great Land on June 21st exactly two hundred and twenty two years ago today…

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The TJ Infomercial

June 18, 2010

Billed as Thomas Jefferson meets Billy Mays, this short YouTube clip was a creative class history project…

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Jefferson Still Lives

January 16, 2009

Jefferson beats Adams…

On July 4, 1826, Thomas Jefferson famously shuffled off this mortal coil on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, besting John Adams who died later in the day.

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113th Anniversary of the Rotunda Fire

October 29, 2008

The UVAtoday blog noted this past Monday marked the 113th anniversary of fire of the famed Rotunda at UVA. The building was rebuilt by 1898 and the improved version lasted all the way to 1973.

An amusing detail about the fire itself was that a UVA engineering professor saw the Rotunda burning and decided the solution to the problem was…dynamite! The result? Yes, it made the problem much worse, but hey – high marks for ingenuity and chutzpah!

For a great online resource on the history of the Rotunda, visit the Rotunda History page. Click here.

Source: UVAToday
Photo courtesy of Eddi 07

TJ Photo of the Week: Rachel Levy’s Grave

October 6, 2008

Monticello was acquired by Uriah Levy, a Commodore in the U.S. Navy and veteran of the War of 1812. Its very existence today can is in no small part thanks to Commodore Levy, who admired Jefferson’s stance on freedom of religion.

Levy’s widowed mother, Rachel Levy, lived at Monticello from 1837 until her death in 1839, and served as its steward. Her grave was restored in 1985, after public knoweledge of the Levy’s involvement in maintaining Monticello was also restored. Read the rest of this entry »