Cooking and Community

Come Celebrate the Enslaved Community of Montpelier through Cooking and Archaeology

The April program will mark the opening of our work at the Montpelier Burial Ground through a week-long program of archaeology at the Montpelier Burial Ground of the Enslaved, period open-hearth cooking with renowned historic interpreter Jerome Bias. Participants will experience hands-on archaeology at the Montpelier Burial Ground of the Enslaved, tours of the various cemeteries on the property, 

For this program you can participate  through the Community Day (April 27) where we welcome members of the Montpelier Descendants Committee and local Black community members for a day of experiencing the Archaeology of Memorialization and the afternoon dinner and celebration. We have timed this event to coincide with The Montpelier Foundation Board meeting and welcome TMF Board members to this program. For folks interested in archaeology, while this program is full, our first April program (Archaeology and Arboristry, April 7-12) where we are surveying the trees of the burial ground is still open!

Note: Descendants and African-American community members are welcome to attend at no cost