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Plugged In To History | Week of May 25 | Interpreters Spotlight

Category: digital content, Plugged In To History

Historical interpreters enjoy exciting and sometimes challenging careers. Interpreters have the opportunity to share knowledge with diverse audiences, from young children to retirees, each bringing their own set of questions and ideas about what the history being presented means to them. Join us this week to hear from some of Middleton Place Foundation’s interpreters as they share their unique career paths and experiences, and learn more about all the research, preparation, and passion it takes to be an interpreter.


Tuesday – 11:00 am “Let’s Talk Tuesday”
Chat with Historians on a variety of topics surrounding Living History and beyond.

May 26

Join us as Jamal Hall shares his journey of becoming an historian and interpreter and what draws him to this work. Discover how Jamal learned to be a blacksmith and how he has begun to trace his own family’s genealogy during his time at Middleton Place. Livestreamed on Facebook.


Wednesday – 11:00 am “On The Farm”
Each week during the “On The Farm” program you will learn all about Stableyard life, from heritage breeds to farming and more.

May 27

Revisit Jamal Hall and learn more about his daily interpretation in the Blacksmith Shop. Hear about enslaved workers Quaco, Toby, and Paul who were blacksmiths for the Middletons. Jamal will address some of the most interesting and frequently asked questions he hears from visitors. Livestreamed on Facebook.


Thursday – 11:00 am “Hands-On History”
Do something together! Families or lifelong learners can follow along for at home with crafts, lessons, contests, home and garden projects, or cooking in the kitchen.

May 28
Meet Doug Nesbit and learn more about his interpretation of the Cooper at Middleton Place, as well as in his passion for the Great Age of Sail. Doug will demonstrate some of his sail stitches and we will show you how to try it at home. Any cloth, needle, and thread will do – or even try paper and yarn! Livestreamed on Facebook


Friday – 5:00 pm “History Unplugged”
Programming on historic drinks and food, as well as social practices of the past.

May 29
Kick-off your weekend as we continue the conversation with Doug Nesbit, sharing his career trajectory and offering inspiration and insight from his over 20-year career as a living historian. Doug will be joined by Middleton Place Foundation historians and interpreters Jeff Neale and Carin Bloom, which guarantees a lively discussion. Livestreamed on Facebook.


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