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.