Tag: Thomas Jefferson

CLASSICAL TRIVIA! Letter to Thomas Jefferson

July 20, 1776 Mr. Thomas Jefferson Continental Congress Independence Hall Philadelphia, Pa. Dear Mr. Jefferson: We have read your “Declaration of Independence” with great interest. Certainly, it represents a considerable undertaking, and many of your statements do merit serious consideration. Unfortunately, the Declaration as a whole fails to meet recently […]

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VIDEO – A Perfect Wave is Reported in Charlottesville

VIDEO – A Perfect Wave is Reported in Charlottesville

In the afternoons, we embarked on private tours of historic Charlottesville; Monticello, the magnificent home on a hill he designed;  the University of Virginia, founded and designed by Jefferson; Montpelier, the home of James Madison, author of the US Constitution, 4th President of the US, and friend and confidant of Jefferson. We also had a […]

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Monticello – America’s most famous private home

Monticello – America’s most famous private home

I received a blog comment from Robert Anderson of Los Angeles. To manage the hard times during his daughter’s grave illness, he created a model kit for Monticello, the extraordinary home Thomas Jefferson designed for himself in Charlottesville, Virginia. Anderson created a 1/100th scale paper model of Monticello desgned from the measured […]

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archaeological

archaeological

Rosemary Gould will be the discussion leader for Classical Pursuits’ spring trip, Founding Farmer; Thomas Jefferson at Home. Rosemary lives in Charlottesville and is eager to share it with Ann Kirkland and other inquiring minds who love great literature, architecture, and history. Rosemary writes: When I first came to Charlottesville […]

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Charlottesville – a garden paradise, especially in May

In May flowering trees and plants festoon Charlottesville in white and pink blossoms. Petals fall like so much confetti. Pink and white dogwood, magnolia, redbud, azaleas. The annual epidemic of Spring Fever returns. And Thomas Jefferson, besides being one of America’s Founding Fathers and third President, was a brilliant horticulturist […]

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Thomas Jefferson’s Women

Sure, he was the third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence, but what about his sex life? Though he was famously private when it came to his personal affairs, few historical topics have undergone as much speculation as Jefferson’s personal life and relationships with these women. Martha […]

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