The Society was offered an “old shed used as a meat house
and granary”, but what we discovered had a lot more history:
A one-room dwelling that our architectural consultant said
was originally a slave dwelling, our dendrochronologist
dated to 1829, and court records indicate was also later the
home of hard-working white tenant farmers by the 1850s.
Needless to say, the building had been roughly used over the
last 190 years. After emergency repairs and relocation to
safety, the dwelling was again relocated, this time to the
Caroline 4-H Park, where a full restoration is underway in
The restored dwelling will present true stories about an
enslaved family, hardscrabble white tenant farmers, and the
4-H Park land used in the 1600s as an Indian reservation.