Back of the Big House Event


by Deborah Barnes

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Location: Historic Latta Plantation

Phone: 704-875-2312



Event Description

Feb. 22, 2014

Learn about the African American experience on a North Carolina backcountry plantation. Food historian Clarissa Clifton will return to Latta Plantation to discuss slave society through food. She will use food to show the various levels of slave society in back of the big house. Clarissa Clifton will discuss the similarities and differences between house, skilled and field slaves. Suky Latta will be of particular focus as she was the real life cook for Jane Latta during the early 1800s.

Also, learn about the characters, dangers, and triumphs of an escaped slave on the underground railroad as you go on a scavenger hunt around the plantation to find the supplies, skills, and knowledge you would need to successfully escape to freedom.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, ages 5 and under free. Admission will include a new additional 7.25% entertainment tax imposed by the state of NC.

Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

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