The Brome Plantation Quarter is the last survivor of a row of dwellings for the enslaved African American community at St. Mary’s City. They were built in the 1840s for a group that grew to 59 persons by the Civil War. The tour will review the research findings about this community and how life changed for them after emancipation. Both archaeology and documentary research has informed this project, which encompassed the doctoral dissertation of Terry Brock of Michigan State University. The exhibit will present three time period in the African American experience at St. Mary’s City. One is the period of slavery, in the 1840s and 1850s, the next considers the consequences of emancipation in the 1880s, and the final phase is about the last family to dwell in the structure, that of Solomon Milburn, from 1930 until 1965. The nature of the surviving architecture, history, and the exhibit plans will be presented during this tour.
Meet at the Brome Howard Inn
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