Celebrating 225 years of collecting, protecting, and sharing American history, life, and culture.

225th Anniversary Features

225 Items from Our Collection

Four centuries of iconic treasures, manuscripts, and artifacts are represented in this gallery of 225 items from the MHS collections.

The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complex personality and political views through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.
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MHS Madness

We need your votes!

64 of our most fascinating items go head-to-head in our MHS Madness tournament.

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MHS Timeline

Spanning 225 years (1791-2016), the MHS Timeline is a collection of important events and places in the history of the Society.

Belknap's American Road Map

Teachers and students across the country are invited to take part in MHS founder Jeremy Belknap’s adventures and see how far he travels.
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Object of the MonthFebruary

The Sage of Monticello Edits a Letter to His Granddaughter, Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge, 27 August 1825

"...one fatal stain deforms what nature had bestowed on us of her fairest gifts..." Read more»


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MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00AM Saturday, 13 February 2016
Mass Modern Series; Conversation

Modernism Series: Program Three - Politics of Modernism

There is a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm 6:00PM Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Jefferson Series; Teacher Workshop

Adams, Jefferson, and Shakespeare

9:00AM Wednesday, 17 February 2016
MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00AM Saturday, 20 February 2016



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