Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Charleston #4



Last week I told you a little about Boone Hall Plantation, and I mentioned the slave quarters that have been preserved on property.  These cabins (nine in all) were built in 1790, and each contain a short movie and various artifacts depicting themes of the history of African Americans.  This site has been named one of the African American Historic Places in South Carolina.  The exhibit is amazing.  


11 comments:

C.B. James said...

I decided to join the Wordless Wednesday fun for a while. I've got my first one up today.

Meg @ write meg! said...

I'm sure that's a very moving and intense thing to see.

Judith said...

The picture is beautiful with the brown, green and blue.

My first reaction to the cabins is: take those awful things down, be glad it's history. On the other hand, using them to educate people about their history is a good purpose.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

1790, it's incredible to think about buildings that old in America!

patebooks said...

Don't know if i ever mentioned it, but my cousin Gail (of Caroline Cousins)was tour guide at Boone Hall, as was Erin, Cousin Meg's daughter. Meg and I started writing the first chapter of what would become Fiddle Dee Death in parking lot of Boone Hall while waiting on Erin one Dec. aft.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that sounds like a place I need to visit.

Alyce said...

That looks like it would be enlightening.

Alice Teh said...

I love the browns, blues and greens in this photo. It's beautiful!

Marie said...

wow! that must be incredible.

Zibilee said...

Oh, this is something that I would love to see and experience!

Beth F said...

I'm adding this to my list of places to visit.