Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My School Year Summary 2013-2014 9 of 11

                                                                  The Woodburn Plantation house

                       We also visited another plantation know as the Woodburn Plantation, in it's day it was a very large horse plantation, while walking the grounds, that have grown up leaving bits of history with its stone walls, mounting blocks, slave quarters and the carriage house. There was a small slave quarters home , not far from the main house that Jane Edra Harris Hunter was born raised and educated in. For Master Smythe  had hired a tudor for Jane and many other black and white children from Woodburn and other neighboring plantations. Jane went on to become a nurse and founded the Phyllis Wheatley Association, an organization formed to help working girls. The main house we were not allowed to take pictures of the inside, but on one of the grand porches stood a long long board, held up only by the ends, no support in the middle what so ever the guide said it was the courting bench, the first date the boy would sit on one end and the girl on the other end and each date they would move down one space at a time until they would slide in to each other and they could steel a kiss.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a place I would have so enjoyed!