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Obama, Hollande Tour Jefferson's Monticello Estate

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Celebrating the long-standing ties between their nations, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande ...

Out-of-Control Mayor and Village Board in Monticello Need to Resign

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

In the Village of Monticello, it just seems to get worse and worse, stupider and stupider. Every week, the absurd gets more absurd. Residents ther...

Relighting an Upstate Broadway: It's Time to Rebuild the Catskills with Casino Gaming

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Legalized casinos are surely not the cure-all to reviving upstate New York's economy or the Catskills, but in 2013 it's the only viable shot in the arm to rebuild a third world Monticello and allow Sullivan County to begin to evolve.

PHOTOS: How This Home Changed Design Forever

Posted 10.11.2013 | HuffPost Home

Few presidents have been known to have a such a deep appreciation for architecture and design like that of Thomas Jefferson's. Many of his ideas chan...

Thomas Jefferson and Our Ancestral Tabbed Browser

Kimann Schultz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Kimann Schultz

Thomas Jefferson would no doubt have delighted in trying out my Mac and been eager to set up for himself a personal email address, illustrative and concise, in the same way he crafted his own epitaph, text bytes first carved into stone.

5 Ways Thomas Jefferson Changed Your Home

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

You'd be surprised at how many of his inventions withstood the test of time.

Major Gift Spurs Restoration At Jefferson's Estate

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — One-time slave quarters will be recreated at Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, and more of the Declaration of Independence wri...

The 5 Most Generous on Wall Street

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As part of our series on generosity in business, we're looking at some of the financial wizards who are using their skills and assets to give back to society in the most impressive and inspiring ways.

PHOTOS: Florida's Charming Small-Town Downtowns

Visit Florida | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

It's an image that lingers in the American consciousness like a soft, warm dream. But in Florida, this is no dream, if you know where to look. It's small-town downtown life, as it was and as it remains.

Virginia Is For Lovers, Civil War Buffs

CarsTravelFood | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

In 1865, the site was the scene of the battle that ended the Petersburg Campaign and led to the evacuation of the Confederate capital, Richmond.

Virginia Is For Wine Lovers

CarsTravelFood | Posted 04.28.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

While "Virginia is For Lovers" has been the widely recognized ad slogan for 43 years, the state is also now fast becoming the destination for wine lovers.

New Smithsonian Exhibit Explores Jefferson's Slave Ownership

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owne...

Monticello's New Slave Oral History Project

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 02.26.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. — When Thomas Jefferson died, scores of slaves were sold from his Monticello plantation to settle his debts. Peter Fossett, 11, wa...

Thomas Jefferson's Slaves To Feature In Touchy Smithsonian Show

AP | Posted 11.01.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is planning an exhibit with Thomas Jefferson's Monticello to e...

Top 10 Takeaways From the Wine Bloggers Conference

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.27.2011 | Food
Mary Orlin

Did you know that there are enough wine bloggers to hold an annual conference? There are actually about 1500 of us more or less. Approximately 300 bloggers, me included, showed up in Charlottesville, Virginia for the 4th Wine Bloggers Conference last week.

Monticello Teams With Brewery To Launch Thomas Jefferson-Inspired Beer

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

RICHMOND, Va. — Thomas Jefferson is renowned for his many interests, including architecture, horticulture and inventing gadgets. Among the thir...

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil War's Sesquicentennial

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Today, on the threshold of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, we are fulfilling one part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream: ...

Cooking Art History: The Early American Foodie

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Though no stranger to French cuisine when he set sail, Thomas Jefferson's years spent in France completely revolutionized his culinary thinking and opened up a new gastronomic world for him.

Thomas Jefferson's Legacy in Gardening and Food

Peter Hatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Peter Hatch

Jefferson not only enjoyed the garden process and relished eating fresh produce, but the garden also functioned as an experimental laboratory, in some ways, as a vehicle for social change.

Home Sweet Home: Where The Presidents Lived Before (And After) The White House

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Living in the White House is one of the top perks of being commander-in-chief. With 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, five full...

Curse Words from an Old Manse

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

I strongly disagree with anyone caring about this "stupidly" business. Politics is serious, and sometimes people get fired up. Diplomatic speaking is for diplomats.

Bush Heckled During 4th Of July Speech At Monticello (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AP reports that protesters repeatedly interrupted President Bush as he gave a speech on the 4th of July at Monitcello: Anti-war protesters shoute...