Susan Stein

Monticello and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation

Susan Stein is Monticello’s Senior Curator and Vice President of Museum Programs.   For more than 20 years, she has studied and written about Jefferson and Monticello.  Her main responsibility is the Curatorial department, whose staff researches the objects and lives of those associated with Monticello; determines the physical presentation of the house; studies, acquires, and cares for collections; and develops exhibitions.  She is best known for the landmark The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello exhibition and book (1993) and her work on the four exhibitions and film at the new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center (2009).

Susan Stein appears in the following:

American Icons: Monticello

Friday, February 17, 2012

This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions. Thomas Jefferson was as passionate about building his house as he was about founding the United States. Yet Monticello was a plantation worked by slaves, some of them Jefferson’s own children.

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