This FREE program will focus on the types of daily work necessary to run an 1800s Upstate plantation. Through interactive exhibits such as candle making, brickmaking, gardening and food preparation, we will examine some of the duties of the enslaved African-Americans.
The program is ongoing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special performances by Kitty Wilson-Evans, Tyrie Rowell and Dontavius Williams will take place throughout the morning. Through specific characters, they will bring to life the stories of household slaves, skilled laborers and those who toiled in the fields.
Extra option: Special tours* of the Gist home will be offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours will emphasize the duties performed by enslaved people who worked inside the Gist mansion. (*fee required)