Middleton Place Foundation @middletonplace
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Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens, and generations of men who helped shape the U.S.
563 Posts
10k Followers
254 Following
Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens, and generations of men who helped shape the U.S.
Middleton Place is happy to report no damage following #HurricaneFlorence and looks forward to welcoming guests today, Monday, Sept. 17! The Volunteer Orientation set to begin today will also go on as scheduled. The Edmondston-Alston House, The Inn at Middleton Place, and Middleton Place Restaurant are also resuming normal operations today. Charleston was spared by the storm, however many neighbors to the North were not as lucky. Please keep these areas in your thoughts as they recover and rebuild.
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Thanks to our amazing staff members who helped prepare the property for the storm. Reminder that Middleton Place is closed until #HurricaneFlorence passes. Thank you for understanding and if you are in the path of the storm, please stay safe. . . . . . #middletonplace #nationalhistoriclandmark #historic #plantation #hurricaneflorence #chswx
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Last day on site, thought I'd give you a little slice of everything I've been doing (at least in the field). From selfies to troweling units to screening buckets of dirt for artifacts, to hearing a site-wide presentation about what's going on in each area, to the a meeting of the minds between (L-R) Terry Brock - Senior Research Archaeologist, Matt Reeves - Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration, and Chris Pasch - Crew Chief. These guys are great to work with, and I've had a wonderful time both here and in the lab! Thanks @montpelier_arch and @jmmontpelier for the opportunity! I'll be back to see you soon! . . . . . #19thcentury #archaeology #jamesmadison #montpelier #explorehistory #themeredistinctionofcolor #enslavedhistory #constitution #archaeologistsunite #historic #timetraveler #fieldwork #expedition @_cjp_archaeology @brockter @mstaudter @matthew.reeves.7121
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For every day in the field archaeologically, there are at least two days in the lab. This means a lot of washing, dry brushing, sorting, cataloguing, storing, mending, and analyzing. This is how the story comes together through the 'stuff n things' of past lives. When visitors come on expedition with @montpelier_arch, they all get to experience at least one day in the lab. Thanks for the opportunity to learn the behind-the-scenes, @jmmontpelier! Oh and don't forget, the archaeology lab is open for visitors to tour, even if you aren't on expedition! . . . . . #19thcentury #archaeology #jamesmadison #montpelier #explorehistory #themeredistinctionofcolor #enslavedhistory #constitution #archaeologylab #labwork #fieldwork #expedition #artifacts #livinghistory #timetraveler
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Record keeping really is 9/10 of archaeology. Drawing profile and plan views, recording soil colors and textures, are all part of the information we need and want to preserve. Archaeology is a destructive science - you only get one chance to uncover the mysteries that any given site has to offer, so record carefully! @fortune_n_glory with @montpelier_arch @jmmontpelier @mstaudter . . . . . #19thcentury #archaeology #jamesmadison #montpelier #explorehistory #themeredistinctionofcolor #enslavedhistory #constitution #archaeologistsunite #historic #timetraveler #livinghistory #contextiseverything #recordkeeping #munsell #profiledrawing #mechanicaldrawing #tenthsoffeet #engineerruler
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Follow @montpelier_arch and @jmmontpelier to see all the great history and archaeology that's being revealed everyday here at Montpelier! And keep your eye out here @middletonplace to follow my takeover of social media as I travel through my very own Virginia Adventure! . . . . #19thcentury #archaeology #jamesmadison #montpelier #explorehistory #themeredistinctionofcolor #enslavedhistory #constitution #archaeologistsunite
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Hey everyone! Carin here, your friendly Programs Associate, out in the field! Middleton Place Foundation has sent me on archaeological expedition for the week with @montpelier_arch. Follow the feed this week as my friend @mstaudter from @fort_ticonderoga and I excavate at the home of James Madison. . . . . . . #mon#montpelier_arch #digmontpelier #19thcentury #archaeology #jamesmadison #montpelier #themeredistinctionofcolor #enslavedhistory #enslaveculture #sistersites #ftticonderoga #archaeologistsunite
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Join Middleton Place interpreters on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 for a special program on Rice Cultivation and Processing! The rice was harvested from the field this week before the bobolinks could feast, and now it's time to process. Come out to the newly constructed Outdoor Education Center at the National Historic Landmark to try your hand at threshing, beating, fanning, and pounding rice. Learn about the work and lives of the enslaved community at Middleton Place, and discover why this crop was dubbed "Carolina Gold". The program runs from 10:30am-4pm. . . . . . #middletonplace #nationalhistoriclandmark #historic #plantation #enslavedhistory #enslavedculture #enslavedlife #18thcentury #18thcenturylife #livinghistory #carolinagold #riceharvest #ricecultivation #riceprocessing #fannerbasket #ricepounding #ricefanning #outdooredcenter #immersiveprograms #explorehistory #explorecharleston #discoversc #findyourview #findyourpath
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