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 »
September 15, 2008
Good Neighbor Month, TJ doesn’t live there anymore but our 3rd President’s former residence is still pretty busy, thanks to the folks at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation. Here are some upcoming events I thought were worth a look.
September 16th: Tomorrow at 4 pm. A talk over at the Jefferson Library entitled “Rethinking Jefferson’s Statecraft”
September 17th: Jefferson and Wine Tours begin every Wednesday and Friday through October 17th. Go here for more info.
September 20th: Seed Saving Workshop at the Monticello Garden Shop’s temp. location next to the ticket office.
September 27th: Natural History Walk – what better way to spend a Saturday morning than a walk through the woods at Monticello mountain.
And don’t forget Good Neighbor Month is halfway over.