Welcome back to our very understated, tasteful, and – dare I say – composed glance back at Thomas Jefferson in 2008 through the eyes of the Jeffersonia Blog.
While we’re taking a look back at our first year, let’s look at some of the feedback and comments we received in 08:
- Scotchtown Ladies sing this song, doo-da doo-da: We heard from Catherine Dean, Curator of Collections for APVA Preservation Virginia, who helped correct a historical misconception about Scotchtown – the alledged childhood home of Mrs. James Madison. Click here to read her comments.
- He’ll do most anything, but he won’t do that!: Steve, a Jeffersonia Blog reader, helped correct a post we did on TJ-channeler extraordinaire, Mr. Clay Jenkinson. Click here and scroll down to the comments to read what Steve had to say.
- Umm, this is starting to get a little serious: Finally, the Jeffersonia Blog flirted with true blog-legitimacy when TJ biographical author Jack McLaughlin noticed our post about one of our fave TJ books and dropped a comment about his latest joint book. Click here to read the wow-inducing goodness.
Check in tomorrow when we look at our top posts of the year…
Beginning at 11am today, Monticello’s new TJ Visitor Center will become operational. The Visitor Pavillion, Museum Shop, and Cafe will all open their doors. Their will be cookies, and free T-shirts for the kids, as well as the musical stylings of Williamsburg Field Musick bringing you the hottest fife and drum hits of the 1700s and 1800s. (According to their blog, they appeared in HBO’s award-winning John Adams miniseries).
Some of the workshops offered include Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden, Fall and Winter Veggies, Growing and Marketing Ginseng, plus plenty of food tasting.
If I end up going, I will try to bring back some pics.