Friday, October 16, 2015

AAHGS 2015 - Day 1 - James River Plantation Tours

Well, as promised, I'm hoping to get back on track with my blogging during the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Conference (AAHGS) in Richmond, VA.

Mom and I left in the wee hours of the morning. And yes I was working off of about 2 hours of sleep in the last 48 hours. We arrived in Richmond and at the hotel in the nick of time to to catch the tour that we had signed up for.

Shirley Plantation

Our first stop was the Shirley Plantation located in Charles City, VA. The Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation. Shirley Plantation is the story of 11 generations of one family. The family continues to own and operate the plantation.





This building is the kitchen.

The laundry house.


The main house


The Pump House





The Root Cellar
Berkeley Plantation

The second stop on the tour was the Berkeley Plantation, which is also located in Charles City, VA. The Berkely Plantation. The first official Thanksgiving was held at Berkley Plantation in 1619.




The tour guides wore period costumes.










1 comment:

  1. Great post, Mavis. I appreciate the pictures, since I couldn't make any of the tours. Even though I've seen many a plantation,mi still hope to visit both of these, someday.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Renate

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