Bibb Escapes Archaeology Field School

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Bibb Escapes Archaeology Field School

July 11 @ 9:00 am - July 15 @ 3:00 pm

This year’s week-long Archaeology Field School at the Bibb Escapes/Gatewood Plantation will be July 11-15, 2022.

Since 2007 the Oldham County History Center has conducted archaeology research on this site which is now recognized by the National Park Service as a site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The site honors Henry Bibb and his family, 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. Open to ages 10+.  Registration is required by calling (502) 222-0826.


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