Who We Are. The Jefferson Legacy Foundation of Ripton, Vermont is a non-profit,
non-partisan organization dedicated to celebrating, applying, and raising awareness of Thomas Jefferson's living legacy in a modern world. Jefferson's
legacy includes models for civic responsibility; active participation in society; revitalization of democracy; lifelong learning; service to others; and the pursuit of happiness. Our programs, publications, projects, and partnerships serve K-12, college, and graduate students as well as life-long learners; educators; scholars and historians; government organizations; and civic and historical organizations.
Man of the Millennium
Don't miss our multimedia presentation, Thomas
Jefferson: Man of the Millennium, produced with Colonial Williamsburg. See (and hear) how Thomas Jefferson best articulated the great ideas about freedom, responsibility, and possibility that have illuminated our history for the past thousand years.
The Jefferson Legacy Foundation has published a set of three Broadsides, representing Thomas Jefferson's "triple faith" in self-government, religious freedom, and education: The Declaration of American Independence, The Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Goals for Public Education. View them here.
Jefferson & Adams
Read about our productions of Jefferson & Adams, Howard Ginsberg's play that tells the story of the turbulent 50-year friendship through the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Abigail Adams. The play communicates the spirit of the two great minds of American independence and the pivotal events that shaped history. Details...
The Northern Journey
The Jefferson Legacy Foundation's exhibit, 1791: Thomas Jefferson & James Madison in Vermont
and Jefferson's Role in Vermont Statehood, provides visitors with a fascinating glimpse of late 18th century Vermont and America. More...