|April 7 -- The Cultural Landscape of Slavery: Panel Discussion & Walk Tour
April 7 -- The Cultural Landscape of Slavery: Panel Discussion & Walking Tour
1:00 in the Carriage House
2:30 Walking Tour
Free and open to the public. Walking tour of the plantation after the panel, weather permitting. Please dress appropriately.
The Cultural Landscape of Slavery Discussion Panelists Include:
Kristin Brown – Director, Loudoun County Department of Mapping and GIS
Kevin Grigsby – Local historian and descendant of the Enslaved Community
Lori Kimball – Director of Programming and Education, Oatlands
Wynne Saffer – Local historian
Heidi Siebentritt – Historic Preservation Planner, Loudoun County Department of Mapping and Zoning, and Archaeologist
When George Carter designed his plantation in the early 1800s, he did so with specific intentions in mind – a physical display of his status and wealth and efficiency for his farming and milling enterprises. All of this was made possible by an enslaved labor force. In November 2017, a team of archaeologists, historians, and researchers analyzed the plantation layout at Oatlands and its interconnectedness to the people who were enslaved there. Learn more from the panelists and take the optional walking tour of the plantation.
The workshop was funded by a 2017 Interpretation and Education Fund grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information: LKimball@oatlands.org / 703-777-3174 option 3