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 in one of three different ways: 

  • Week-long program (April 22-27) which involves two days of the archaeology of Memorialization and tours (Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24) plus the cooking program (see next line)
  • Three-day cooking program (April 25-27)--where Jerome Bias will be teaching participants open hearth-cooking to prepare a dinner that is modeled after a celebration of the Enslaved Community
  • 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.
Cost=$950 for the week

We have payment options-- a non-refundable deposit is all you need to reserve your space on one of our programs!

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