Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FPAN Northeast has added a new lecture to the books:

Laurel Grove Plantation was destroyed in 1813 as a result of the Patriots' Rebellion (or Patriot War).  In documenting his losses there, Zephaniah Kingsley supplied unusually detailed information about the enslaved Africans living at the plantation.  Those records informed archaeological interpretation of another of his properties, Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island.  Excavations at Kingsley Plantation by the University of Florida's archaeology field school (2006-2011) offer a wealth of understanding about what life was like for the plantation's inhabitants.

Though it's still brand new, I had the pleasure of delivering the inaugural lecture before members of the Historical Society of Orange Park--right where Laurel Grove Plantation once stood!

For information on bringing a lecture to your group, contact Amber.  To find out about our other lectures and offerings, visit our Programs page.

Photo courtesy of University of Florida, Dr. James Davidson

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