Join us for a talk on Thursday, February 13th at 7 pm for "Reclaiming Kin: The Legacy of Hampton & Grace Hathcock," by Tatanya Peterson, Hathcock descendant and genealogist, and Karen Kirkman, President & Historian, HHH Inc. • At Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace, Gainesville •
Peterson will share how she traced her family line back to Hampton and Grace Hathcock, her 4X great grandparents, who were enslaved on the plantation of James Chesnut, near Alachua, Florida. Learn about the discoveries she and Kirkman made, and the resources they both used in their research. FREE and open to the public; refreshments following talk. Funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County FL
Then join us on Saturday, February 15th at 10 am at the Allen & Ethel Graham Visitors Center and Museum at the Historic Haile Homestead, when our newest exhibit "Reclaiming Kin: Once Lost, Now Found," opens to the public for the first time! Museum is free. Tours of the Homestead will be conducted at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm for $5 per person, under 12 free. Hope to see you there!
WELCOME to the Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation. In 1854 Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile moved their family from Camden, South Carolina to Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida. Their 6,200 sq ft home was built by 56 enslaved laborers. The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls." For a reason lost to time, the Haile family wrote on the walls of their home - over 12,500 words in almost every room and closet! Come visit us this weekend and see this gem of history, frozen in time - let the walls speak to you of joys and sorrows of more than a century ago. Visit the Allen & Ethel Graham Visitors Center and Museum! Learn about the enslaved laborers and freedmen, whose stories are intertwined into the fabric of our tours!