If your group cannot make it to Somerset, we can come to you! Made from Off the Land is an outreach program of Somerset Place State Historic Site designed to describe some organic objects made and used by former enslaved and employed white families living at Somerset Place Plantation in 1843. These objects may include gourd bowls, drinking dippers, sponges, ladles, drums and spoons. Other items will include sedge baskets and brooms, black gum chewing sticks, corn husk dolls and mats that were used in everyday living on the antebellum plantation.
If you are interested in making a reservation for a Historical Interpreter to present Made from Off the Land at your school, civic organization, church, or community event, please call 252-379-6020. We are able to offer this program free of charge Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Donations are greatly appreciated.