May 6, 2007
Visitors at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello had the opportunity to take part in a plantation community weekend, a chance to learn how free and enslaved workers labored more than 200 years ago.
This weekend, historic interpreters revived the sights and sounds of Monticello's Mulberry Row. They demonstrated some of the trades and skills practiced by the enslaved back in the days of Thomas Jefferson.
Some of the trades that visitors could experience were nail-making, joinery, coopering, textile factory and cooking.
Another plantation community weekend is scheduled for July.
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