Monthly Archives: June 2011

An Update on Orton Rice Plantation in North Carolina

Orton Plantation has been purchased by a hedge fund manager who descends from the tract’s original owners. He is investing in a rehabilitation of the buildings and grounds of the 5000 acre plantation. The new owners are also re-orienting the … Continue reading

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Scandanvian Couple Restore Tower Hill Plantation

This piece from the Post and Courier describes Tower Hill plantation (less than 30 acres today) which has gone through the usual progression of owners. That is, the land went from being owned by rice planters¬† for several hundred years … Continue reading

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Anacostia Museum Opens Gullah-Geechee Exhibit

This item from the Voice of America covers an exhibit on Gullah-Geechee history and culture at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum.

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