History Unplugged: Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and Revolution

Posted by Darren Hartford on


This past week I had the privilege of 'sitting down' for a Facebook live event on History Unplugged with Middleton Place's Director of Engagement, Carin Bloom, and the George Washington Foundation's Mara Kaktins, who is their Archaeology Lab Supervisor.  

The George Washington Foundation owns and Operates, Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm.  The mission of The George Washington Foundation is to enhance the public understanding and appreciation of the lives, values, and legacies of George Washington, Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis, and their families.

The George Washington Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Foundation relies on support from its generous donors and volunteers for its ongoing programs.   

History Unplugged is hosted by Middleton Place on their Facebook Page @MiddletonPlaceNHL.   

Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America and an enduring, vibrant, and essential part of the Charleston and American experience, Middleton Place is owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation. The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational trust established in 1974, uses historic preservation, documented research, and interpretation as a force for education, understanding, and positive change.   

The Facebook live event (hosted over zoom), focused on on the roles of Tea and Coffee during the revolutionary period.     You can find the link in the attached video.  Please visit the websites of Middleton Place and the George Washington Foundation to learn more about their mission and the history they support.   

In this time when you can't visit sites like these, please remember to keep donating to your local historic sites to help them sustain their missions and protect our history.