Saturday, March 21, 2009

Show and Tell--Kingsley Plantation

ICLW: This is my first time participating in International Comment Leaving Week. It's only the first day, and it's already been a really neat way to meet other bloggers. :)

Show and Tell:
Two weekends ago, when DH had to work, Em and I visited Kingsley Plantation. Located on nearby Ft. George Island. The plantation is from the early 1800's and was the home of Zephaniah Kingsley, his wife Anna, and their children. I thought it was interesting that Anna was a slave whom Zephaniah ended up marrying. She had much envolvement in the management of the plantation. The primary crops grown here were cotton and sugar cane. It was neat to view this part of history. I'd love to bring my students here for African American History month next year. (Though with budget cuts, we'll likely not have many field trips next year...)


Front of the plantation home. I wish I took a photo of their amazing view. 100 feet from the front door is an amazing view of the Ft. George River


Rear of house


Remants of the slave quarters.


The wooded lane leading to the plantation home.

Show and Tell
Click the rectangle above to see what the rest of the "class" is bringing.

22 comments:

Kristin said...

How gorgeous. The guy I dated before I met my hubby actually lived in the old family plantation house.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I love touring historical sites like that! Thanks for sharing your pics!

Carrie27 said...

I find old plantation sites very neat. The area surrounding the houses is always breathtaking.

caitsmom said...

Great to see you've joined ICLW--It's a great way to meet and share!!!

I've also visited some plantations. The one most striking was Melrose in Louisiana, owned by a former slave. It was beautiful, but my reaction was sad wonder. Especially, seeing the slave quarters, the prison for those who tried to run away or other poor behavior, and the communal cooking area for slaves. The grand house was that, grand, and the "simmons" trees were beautiful.

one-hit_wonder said...

I'm not American, but I am completely fascinated by African American history, so thanks for sharing (I'm putting this place on my must-see list).

cysteract said...

I'm also not American ..but i would love to visit a site like this and learn more about the history of the place ..

Thanks for sharing your pictures!

ICLW

iambrowneyedgirl said...

What great pictures. Thanks for sharing them!

ICLW

Liv said...

Welcome to ICLW!

That last pic is truely beautiful. I wish I could be right there to take it all in.

I hope things change soon and things like budget cuts will reverse so the kids can experience a rich hands on view of history!

Thanks for sharing!

Deathstar said...

I hope you don't have to wait just for February to come around. History should be discovered all year round, don't you think? The view must have been wonderful! Personally, I don't have any interest in viewing plantations, I think it would just make me sad to see the grand house and then the actual slave quarters. Still, that's the way it was, wasn't it?

ICLW

RB said...

OOO- what fun! I must say thank you for reading my blog. You're right- it's nice when you feel that you're speaking to more than just yourself :)

Stacie said...

What a beautiful plantation house! I love to tour historical sites, too.

Here from ICLW!

Beautiful Mess said...

Oh that's really cool! Great pictures! I hope you can take your class there, that would be a wonderful learning opportunity for them.

Parenthood For Me said...

Thanks for sharing. This is my first time participating in ICLW as well. Nice to meet you.

Andrea said...

Welcome to ICLW! Cool pics, thanks for sharing!

ICLW

infertilityrocks said...

How beautiful! Makes me so jealous for warm weather!!!! Welcome to ICLW...this is my second, and I need to make sure to build time in my schedule for it, lol!

WiseGuy said...

Here from Show and Tell!
What a wonderful place to be in! I hope that you keep enriching your travel list!

SS said...

beautiful photos! I hope you're able to bring your students. And your daughter is so adorable.

ICLW

K said...

Lovely pics!!1
ICLW

Michelle said...

Great pictures! I love those old plantation homes!Welcome to ICLW. I love doing this every month because I meet many new people each month.

KimboSue said...

That's awesome you got to visit such a historical place!
ICLW

Cara said...

Wow - a double shot here ILCW and Show and Tell! HEad of the class for sure!

That lookes like a great day trip and I have to say I don't think I would have wanted to be one of the slaves.

~ Katie ~ said...

This is my first ICLW too...


I love the pics. The plantation home is gorgeous. I'm adding it to my "places I want to visit" list.