Palladio at Poplar Forest

April 6, 2009

Pop_ForestNot to be outdone by the new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center grand opening, Monticello’s sister-site, Poplar Forest (perhaps the equivalent of TJ’s house in the Hamptons, or his summer home down the Shore), is hosting a very cool one day symposium. Read the rest of this entry »


The Jeffersonia Blog: UVA Weekend Edition

April 4, 2009

This weekend we check in with what’s happening!! at Mr. Jefferson’s University. [Warning: 1970s pop culture reference alert!] Hey, hey, hey!

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Monticello Visitor Center Grand Opening Update

April 3, 2009
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The new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center

The good folks of the TJ Foundation have announced that the new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center (as well as the Smith Education Center) at Monticello will be unveiled on April 15th!

Check back later today for more on the grand opening.

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Jeffersonia Blog: Best of March

April 1, 2009

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March was quite a month here at the Jeffersonia Blog. This month was all about the Benjamins, Washingtons, Lincolns, and, of course, Jeffersons. We even had some Madisons (and a Randolph, if you can believe it)!

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Founding Fathers on Money Omnibus

March 30, 2009

Coin Light of LibertyAfter a well deserved earned needed week off, we are back live! (and in person, for what that’s worth). For starters, I’ve updated, corrected or completed several  most all of the Founding Fathers on Money posts which were featured this month so here they all are in one convenient place:

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Founding Fathers and Money Pt VI: In God We Trust

March 20, 2009

http://www.flickr.com/photos/superfem/Though it did not become the official U.S. motto until 1956, the phrase In God We Trust owes its appearance on U.S. coins, in part, to Civil War America, when increased religious sentiment called for some type of acknowledgement be added to coins.

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Founding Fathers and Money Pt V: E Pluribus unum

March 18, 2009

us-sealWelcome to part V in a series on Founding Fathers on Money. Today we examine the latin phrase E pluribus unum that has appeared on U.S. coins since 1786.

But what does it mean?

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