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Thomas Jefferson



  • America’s First Connoisseur

    James Hemings, one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves, taught his fellow slaves at Monticello everything he knew about food, transmitting his influence down the generations, onto the tables of Virginia’s social elite.


  • Historic Houses Turn to Technology Amid COVID-19 Closures

    by Hana Hancock

    Historic home sites have responded to the COVID crisis by developing online exhibits. More work remains to be done, and many cultural and historical institutions are in financial peril from the crisis, reports HNN's Social Media Editor. 


  • On Weather and History

    by M. Andrew Holowchak

    Thomas Jefferson’s Climate-Induced “Philosophical Hangover” Explained.