Publication Date

July 14, 2008


Public History

Poplar Grove Project BlogLast month in a What We’re Reading post we linked to an article about the Poplar Grove plantation in Maryland where documents from as far back as the 1600s had been found in attics and other buildings. Researchers, with support from the Maryland State Archives and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, have descended on Poplar Grove to sort through the papers and unearth the rich history they contain. And while there’s much to go through, they’re taking the time to share some of the most interesting finds on the Poplar Grove Project blog.

On the blog researchers post crisp images of the found documents, transcribe them for readers, and share their own enthusiasm and excitement over what they discover. Here is a selection of some of these posts:

The continuing story of what is being found at Poplar Grove is mesmerizing. We hope the researchers continue to share their stories, pictures, and updates on this project. For more about the project see this article from Washington College, view photos on Flickr, or visit the Poplar Grove Project blog.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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