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May 2017 — Inside Monticello: Historian Susan Stein Takes the Grateful American™ Foundation Through Thomas Jefferson’s Home

Susan Stein, senior curator and vice president of museum programs at Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello.

Susan Stein has studied and written about one of the nation’s most intriguing Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, for more than 20 years. As senior curator and vice president of museum programs at Jefferson’s beloved estate, Monticello, her main responsibility is running the curatorial department, where staff members research the objects and lives of those associated with Monticello. They also determine the physical presentation of the house; study, acquire, and care for collections; and develop exhibitions.

Stein is perhaps best known for the landmark exhibition and book, “The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello” (1993), and her work on the four shows/film at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center (2009).

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Here’s to restoring enthusiasm in American history — for kids, and adults.David Bruce Smith, founder, and Hope Katz Gibbs, executive producer, Grateful American™ Foundation and Grateful American™ Kids

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