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- 11/03/2018 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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On Saturday, November 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Booker T. Washington National Monument will offer a dynamic educational and fun family event for visitors of all ages that portrays life on a mid-19th century slave holding tobacco plantation during the late summer “harvest time.” Come explore the park’s structures, gardens and grounds and experience the culture of subsistence and cash crop farming that Booker T. Washington would have been familiar with during his childhood in slavery on the Burroughs Plantation.
The special event will include costumed demonstrations of tasks that would have been performed on the mid-19th century farm such as blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, quilt displays, spinning , knitting, wool working, cloth doll making, and corn husk doll making, and tobacco twisting and talk.
Featured bands will include After Jack, JoJo Stockton and Tina Liza Jones and the Flying Cowboys! A petting zoo and children’s activities will be included in the day’s events. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Free horse drawn wagon rides will be offered as well.