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  • 1.  Exposing foundation ruins for display

    Posted 03-03-2015 01:43 PM

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with this. We have the remains of foundation piers of a enslaved person's house that we are interested in uncovering for display to the public. I am no archeologist and we do not have one on staff, but I'm worried about what exposure will do to the bricks. Currently, they are under about 4 inches of very, very wet soil.

    Also, how do you display an "open site" without visitors walking off with the bricks?!

    Any help would be tremendously appreciated. It could be a powerful component to our visitor experience, but I don't want regret exposing them.

    Thank you 

    Laura Kilcer VanHuss
    Curator of Collections
    Kenner LA

  • 2.  RE: Exposing foundation ruins for display

    Posted 03-04-2015 09:23 AM
    An amazing find.  To ensure that it is included in the registry and get advice on care and interpretation, contact  Joseph McGill, Jr., Founder, Slave Dwelling Project, Inc, | P.O. Box 1469 | Ladson, SC 29456-1469 | 843-408-7727 |, Website: Facebook: The Slave Dwelling Project. 

    Barbara Cohen-Stratyner PhD
    Curator of Exhibitions
    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    New York NY