Susquehanna Dairy

Summary

This dairy house stood on Susquehanna Plantation, near the main dwelling house. Here, enslaved African Americans had responsibility for the time consuming tasks of making butter and cheese, an important part of the planters' diet. Besides a dairy, plantation outbuildings typically included slave quarters, tobacco barn, corn house, stable, meat house, poultry house, blacksmith and carpentry shops.

This dairy house stood on Susquehanna Plantation, near the main dwelling house. Here, enslaved African Americans had responsibility for the time consuming tasks of making butter and cheese, an important part of the planters' diet. Besides a dairy, plantation outbuildings typically included slave quarters, tobacco barn, corn house, stable, meat house, poultry house, blacksmith and carpentry shops.

Artifact

Barn

Date Made

circa 1800

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Maryland, Saint Marys county 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

42.209.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)

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