New Perspectives on Haberdeventure Plantation in Charles County, Maryland, 1770–1787

Historic structure at Thomas Stone NHS
Historic Structure at Thomas Stone NHS

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Thomas Stone National Historic Site was established by an act of Congress on November 10, 1978, to commemorate the life of Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, state senator, lawyer, and planter.

In February 2022, historian Dr. Amy Speckart completed a Historic Resource Study (HRS) to expand understanding of Stone’s plantation, Haberdeventure, within broader geographic and historical contexts. The HRS focuses on agricultural history, family history, labor history (including the histories and identities of enslaved laborers), as well as Stone’s legal and political careers. The HRS benefits from recent scholarship on slavery, women, plantation economies, and material life in the colonial and early national Chesapeake.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

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