The Historic Greenfield Preservation Advisory Council of Botetourt County recently announced that four members from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) of the National Park Service in Natchitoches, La. will be at Historic Greenfield Dec. 5-7 to document the slave quarters, summer kitchen, and farm manager’s house.
“We are very fortunate to have them come by, as they have a very extensive waiting list of other sites to document,” said council chair Jim Johnson in a recent press release.
The documentarians will take 3D images of the buildings and mail the Historic Greenfield Preservation Advisory Council a flash drive when completed. All images they take will become property of Botetourt County and will also become a part of an interactive website once they complete their project.
One of the four people coming is an oral historian, who would like to interview descendants of the enslaved who lived and worked at Greenfield before the Civil War and tenant farmers who stayed and worked in the area for many years afterwards.
An open meeting of the Historic Greenfield Preservation Advisory Council takes place Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Botetourt County Administration Center. There, guests will have the chance to meet the four documentarians, hear what they have to say, and watch a video produced and directed by Ian and Danny Kyle about the preservation site.
Those who wish attending this meeting, or know anyone who would like to share their stories and memories of those who were enslaved and/or tenant farmers at Greenfield, may send an email to Wendy Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text her cell at (540) 589-8681.
To learn more about the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training, visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/ncptt/index.htm.
~ Fincastle Herald staff report