Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Period of Performance

9/1/2010 - 4/30/2013

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$380,000.00 (approved)
$380,000.00 (awarded)

Mulberry Row and the Landscape of Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

FAIN: GI-50243-10

Monticello (Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316)
Susan R. Stein (Project Director: January 2010 to November 2013)

Implementation of 17 interpretive stations along Mulberry Row where enslaved people lived and worked at Monticello with emphasis on individuals, families, and work in the context of Jefferson's era.

Thomas Jefferson is one of our nation's most influential figures; his complexity and contradictions embody the paradox of his time -- the promise of liberty in an age marred by slavery. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF) seeks to provide a more comprehensive understanding of Jefferson and Monticello by focusing attention on life and work at Jefferson's plantation, home to Jefferson and his family and many enslaved people. This project will explore plantation life, the lives of individuals and families, and aspects of the institution of slavery as they existed at Monticello as well as in the broader historical context of Jefferson's era. Its insights will reach millions of people through a permanent exhibition of 17 interpretation stations enhanced by sound, podcasts, supporting materials on the Web site, two on-site interactive computers, educational materials, staff training, and public programs.