Plugged In To History | Week of May 4 | Urban Plantations

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The Foundation’s digital programming continues as we move from the country to the city and explore urban plantations in Downtown Charleston, SC.


Plugged In To History Schedule
Week of May 4 | Urban Plantations


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

May 5 – Urban Plantations: Part I

Join Historians Caitlin Smith and Virginia Swift for a virtual tour of the first floor of the Edmondston-Alston House located on the Battery in Downtown Charleston. Learn about the architecture and residents of the EA House, along with a discussion of what it means to be an urban plantation.



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 6 – Urban Plantations: Part II
Join Edmondston-Alston House’s Virginia Swift and Heather Rivet, Historic Houses Manager for The Charleston Museum, as they take a deep dive into what it means to be an urban plantation. Learn about the duties of enslaved workers at both the Edmondston-Alston House and Heyward-Washington House.


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 7 – Cooking with Middleton Place – Charlotte Russe
Historian Virginia Swift will demonstrate baking her version of Charlotte Russe, an Alston Family Favorite from the 19th Century. We will share the recipe so viewers can try it at home.

Download Virginia’s Charlotte Russe recipe here >>


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

May 8 – Madeira and Port Happy Hour
Join our historians on the Piazza of the Edmondston-Alston House for a Madeira and Port Happy Hour, including a stroll through the second floor of the house. Learn more about the history of these drinks and why they were so popular in the 18th and 19th centuries.


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