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Archaeology Dig at the Bibb Escapes

June 21 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 3:00 pm


A week-long dig with the Archaeology Field Institute at the Bibb Escapes/Gatewood Plantation  will be June 21-24, 2021. Since 2007 the Oldham County History Center has conducted archaeology research on this site. Recognized by the National Park Service as a site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, the site honors Henry Bibb. Enslaved by William Gatewood and described by Bibb in his own narratives – The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave, participants work with licensed archaeologists to uncover clues to the past. The last day of the Institute includes a visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Open to ages 13+. $200 per person. Scholarships available. Registration is required by calling 502.222.0826.


Oldham Co History Center Campus
106 N. Second Avenue
La Grange, KY 40031 United States
(502) 222-0826
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Oldham County History Center
(502) 222-0826
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