Friday, July 31, archaeologist Sarah Sherwood and her team are hosting a visitor day at the Rebel’s Rest site. In addition to short talks on the history of the site and dendrochronology of the construction materials, there will be artifacts on view, and the excavation will be on-going. We’ll also have a glimpse into what we’ve learned about the early landscaping efforts on the site, as well as recent plant arrivals.
We were surprised, for instance, to see petunias pop up earlier this summer. And a couple of rambling tomato vines are producing fruit in the corner of the old kitchen. Older plantings include spiderwort blooming among the weeds at the front doorstep and Rose of Sharon at the edge of the nearby woods. Visitor Day is 9-2 on Friday. Come see what we’ve found out and learn of the many questions that remain.