Indigo, a plant that produces a blue dye, was an important part of South Carolina’s 18th century economy. This program will emphasize the many roles that enslaved people performed in the cultivating and processing of this crop. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to use an indigo vat to create their own blue-dyed piece of fabric. Program is on-going from 12 pm until 3 pm in the Stableyards and is included with general admission.
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November 19, 2019
Making clay pots on a pottery wheel was not only a highly valued skill during the 18th & 19th centuries, but it required a level of skill and patience. Under the tutelage of Middleton Place’s resident potter, guests will have...learn more
November 27, 2019
Carding wool was the last step in cleaning and preparing the fiber for spinning. Under the tutelage of a costumed interpreter, guests will be taught how to card wool from the Middleton Sheep. This program is included with general admission. Program...learn more