20-06-2018

New approaches to authentic historical narratives: Part 3—The Mountaintop Project at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's home and plantation - Monticello

GSM Project

Sally Hemings’ dress and silhouette in The Life Of Sally Hemings exhibit.

“We didn’t edit or change the order of Madison’s words, but we did choose where to begin the story. We meet Sally during her moment of greatest agency in Paris, when she refuses to go back to Virginia with Thomas Jefferson. He promised the freedom of her children in exchange for her return."

Geneviève Angio-Morneau

Creative Director

GSM Project

Sally Hemings’ dress and projections in The Life Of Sally Hemings exhibit.

“Institutions in post-colonial North America are starting to abandon the singular dominant white male perspective, allowing other voices tell their own stories.”

Jeremy Taylor

Strategy and Business Development Manager

“There has been a huge shift from credibility through study or certification, towards credibility through human experience. You can’t tell the story of somebody else’s history anymore.”

Jeremy Taylor

Strategy and Business Development Manager

GSM Project

Visitors line up on opening day to visit to visit The Life of Sally Hemings exhibit.