History Comes Alive at Booker T. Washington National Monument!
A dynamic, educational, FREE, and family fun event for visitors of all ages, Harvest Time, portrays life on a mid-19th century small slave-holding tobacco plantation. Explore the structures, gardens and grounds while experiencing the culture of subsistence and cash crop farming.
This event includes costumed demonstrations of tasks performed such as blacksmithing, woodworking, open hearth cooking, butter churning, soap making, apple drying, and tobacco twisting. Sometimes sheep shearing, wool washing, carding, spinning, knitting, tatting, doll making and pottery are also part of the event.
Tina Liza Jones and the Flying Cowboys will be back to provide old-time music entertainment. Children’s activities such as gourd painting will be included in the day’s events. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Free horse drawn wagon rides will be offered and as well.
Harvest Time serves as a great way to learn hands-on about how our ancestors lived their daily lives. Simple demonstrations, along with living history vignettes, will provide visitors with an intimate glimpse into the past and thereby gain a better understanding of what life might have been like for them and was for Booker T. Washington and the people that inhabited the plantation.
Visitors of all ages are invited to attend this program. Admission to the park is free and no reservations are required. The event will be conducted outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. This is an event you will not want to miss!
The event will be conducted outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.
For more information visit www.nps.gov/bowa or call (540) 721-2094.