01 March 2015

Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives Into History

March is National Women's History Month. Each year National Women's History Month employs a unifying theme and recognizes national honorees whose work and lives testify to that theme. The theme for 2015, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives,"  presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. The nine honorees have each written Caucasian, African-American, Native American, Latina, and Chinese-American women back into the fabric of our nation's history.

To celebrate the BDC is hosting an exhibit and lecture about the lives of mid-19th century white and enslaved women on a nearby plantation as shown through the archaeology uncovered at the site. We are again joined in a partnership with the Beaufort Chapter, Archaeological Society of South Carolina to bring this exhibit and lecture to you.   

"Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose" Exhibit

A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th century Beaufort District plantation. The exhibit is curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan.

  • Monday, March 16 – Friday, June 12 10 am – 5 pm weekdays, except April 22 and May 25. (The Library is closed Wed., Apr. 22 and Mon., May 25). Special viewing hours on Saturday, March 21, 11 am - 1 pm; Saturday, April 18, 11 am to 1 pm; and Thursday, April 23, 10 am to 6 pm.

On Saturday, March 21, Dr. Sue Moore and Lilith Logan of Georgia Southern University explain the artifacts relating to the “Heart of the Home” exhibit. The lecture begins at 1 pm. You can view the exhibit that Saturday beginning at 11 am until the lecture starts at 1 pm.

As part of her project, Logan has created a TUMBLR blog about the exhibit.

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