May 16, 2016

Lock lopped off Thomas Jefferson at time of death fetches $6,875

A lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction in Texas for $6,875, nearly 190 years after the former president died. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said Saturday’s sale involved 14 strands that were snipped by Jefferson’s personal physician at the time of ...

Rebuilt slave sites being unveiled at Jefferson's Monticello

May 3, 2015

Rebuilt slave sites being unveiled at Jefferson's Monticello

The first log slave quarters with dirt floors to be rebuilt at Thomas Jefferson’s home were formally unveiled Saturday at Monticello, and descendants of more than 100 slaves from the third president’s plantation marked the occasion in Virginia. Re-creating structures to represent slave life ...