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    Thomas Jefferson on Declaring Independence

    To mark Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Menotomy in April, 1775, Monticello hosted a conversation with President Thomas…

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    Jefferson, Lafayette and the French Revolution

    Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette -- portrayed by Monticello’s Bill Barker and Colonial Williamsburg’s Mark Schneider-- discussed the French Revolution, the alliance between…

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    Gardening at Monticello

    Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker, discussed his love of gardening from the West Lawn of Monticello. He talked about his planting methods, experiments, and the enslaved people who tended and…

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    Interpreting Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

    Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker and Monticello’s Historic Interpretation Manager, Brandon Dillard, discused how depictions of both slavery and Jefferson’s life have changed over recent…

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    Thomas Jefferson and George Washington

    Veteran historical interpreters portraying Thomas Jefferson and George Washington engaged in a conversation about their roles in the Revolutionary War and the constitutional government that followed.…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Papers

    J. Jefferson Looney talked about the decades-long project to compile Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence and other papers so that the “Sage of Monticello” will be more accessible to scholars and the public.…

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    U.S. Policy Toward American Indians

    David Wilkins discussed 18th and 19th century U.S. policy towards American Indians and explains their impact on them today. Mr. Wilkins is a University of Richmond leadership studies professor…

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    Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson in Conversation

    Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello hosted a conversation between Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as portrayed by Bill Robling and Bill Barker. They revisited their lifelong association,…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin Friendship

    Philipp Ziesche, associate editor at Yale University’s Papers of Benjamin Franklin project, talked about the friendship between Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello…

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