Heritage Harvest Festival: The Thomas Jefferson Tribute to Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Rules the Day at Heritage Harvest Festival The third president of the US, Thomas Jefferson, left behind a diverse legacy! A prominent political figure and the author of the Declaration of the Independence, Jefferson’s life interests weren’t confined to … Continue reading

2017 Virginia Festival of the Book

Well, the 23rd Virginia Festival of the Book has officially come to a close, and what a festival it was! If you couldn’t make it this year to the magical, literary event, here’s what you missed.  Each year over 20,000 … Continue reading

5 Fun End of Summer Activities Near the Iris Inn

Back-to-School season has hit, which means that soon enough, the days will grow shorter, the summer heat will lessen, and the leaves will start changes, shifting from the carefree dog days of summer to the cozy chill of autumn. But … Continue reading

Upcoming events at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia

The former home of America’s third president/principal author of the Declaration of Independence is much more than just a picture of history. From the architecture to the vineyards, Monticello offers a wide range of activities for a variety of interests. … Continue reading

Enjoy a Bird Walk for Beginners at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

When you think of Thomas Jefferson and his home at Monticello, you probably associate it with U.S. history, Virginia wine, and school field trips. Chances are, bird watching isn’t the first thing that pops into your head in regards to … Continue reading

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