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A Historic Black History Month at Belle Grove

By Kristen Laise and Shannon Moeck “It needs to be in this place,” said A.D. Carter III, scanning the 1,000-square-foot room on the ground level of the 1797 Manor House at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, Virginia. This room, with its exposed limestone walls and oak beams,...

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Summer 2014 Forum Journal: Stepping into the Future at Historic Sites

Historic sites are cool these days. Not because they are a place to get out the summer's heat, but because cool stuff is happening--community gardens, gatherings for student activists, performance art, surprising exhibits, and creative workshops to name just a few. And it turns out there are an...

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Researching and Interpreting Slavery at Belle Grove Plantation

By Kristen Overbeck Laise For the last two decades, historic sites around the country have been engaged in a steady, thoughtful discussion about slavery and race. This conversation isn’t always comfortable or easy, but it happens consistently and it happens with the authenticity and veracity...

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