Monticello’s 7th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival

It’s difficult to believe that July has departed and August has arrived. Though it’s technically still summer, the recent cooler temperatures hint of fall and all the beautiful celebration that the season brings. One upcoming festival, the 7th Annual Heritage … Continue reading

Historic Garden Week in VA, 2012

“But each spring…a gardening instinct, sure as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground.” — Lewis Gantt Nothing proclaims the arrival of spring quite like the … Continue reading

2,700 Books, a Slow Learner, and a Gambling Son

The Iris Inn is within reasonable driving distance of the homes of four previous U.S. Presidents. Not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR presidents’ homes: Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland, the Woodrow Wilson Presidental Library and Museum, and Montpelier. Continue reading