Public Programs: Historic Places: Planning

Period of Performance

6/1/2020 - 5/31/2021

Funding Totals

$75,000.00 (approved)
$75,000.00 (awarded)

New Interpretative Plan for Monticello

FAIN: BP-269699-20

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Linnea Grim (Project Director: August 2019 to December 2021)

Planning a new exhibition and three new tours exploring the lasting impact of the Declaration of Independence and its founding principles of freedom and equality.

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF), which owns and operates Monticello, Jefferson’s plantation home and UNESCO World Heritage Site, seeks a $75,000 Historic Places Planning Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the development of a new, innovative interpretative plan for the visitor experience at Monticello - centered on the themes of freedom and equality enshrined in the Declaration of Independence - to mark the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026.