May 22, 2016
11:00 am / 2:00 pm
Open to the public. Reservations required at (502) 222-0826. Free. Each year the Oldham County History Center hosts three public archaeological digs at Gatewood Plantation in Trimble County, Ky. Once located in Oldham County (before county lines changed over time) the plantation is the last known site where Henry Bibb spent time in Kentucky as a slave before escaping to freedom in Canada. Many artifacts have been uncovered at this site to enable the History Center to better interpret and document the life of slaves in Oldham County. Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation. Digs held April 23, May 22, and September 17. Dig address will be given at time of reservation.