Volunteer Tressa Moore demonstrates open hearth cooking
A woman in period clothing tends her fire in a log cabin
Booker T. Washington National Monument: On November 3, 2018, Harvest Time Event brought in approximately 850 people. The color of the autumn leaves and the smells of wood smoke coming from the reconstructed kitchen cabin were just a few of the attractions at this event portraying life on a mid-19th century slave holding tobacco plantation during “harvest time.” This farm was where Dr. Booker T. Washington was born and spent the first 9 years of his life as an enslaved person, from 1856-1865.
Visitors observed costumed interpreters performing demonstrations like those of mid-19th century farm such as sheep shearing, blacksmithing, quilting, knitting, open hearth cooking, quilting, spinning, a flax breaking demonstration, and tobacco talks.
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