Certainly it is a time of profound sadness, anger, and frustration in our nation. At Middleton Place Foundation we are deeply saddened by the events of the past few months, culminating in the murder of George Floyd. As protests mobilize around the country, we recognize the role of historic sites like Middleton Place and the Edmondston-Alston House. We are charged with preserving, stewarding, and sharing this difficult history, and we are intensely aware of our responsibilities as custodians of shared history – including all of the parts that are brutal, cruel, oppressive, and ugly.
We stand in solidarity with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others whose lives were inexcusably cut short; the lessons history has been trying to teach us are not yet learned. With a mission to inspire, educate, and enact positive change through the understanding of American History – ALL of American History – Middleton Place Foundation is committed to upholding its responsibility to our community and to our country, and to dedicate space for everyone who seeks connection.
We see your pain. We mourn with you. We commit to doing our job better, in order to do our part in creating a better future.
President and CEO
Middleton Place Foundation