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The #postersatthecapitol event in Frankfort, KY was wonderful! Sage presented a poster entitled "Harmony and Harvest at the 1839 Parker Academy."
The #postersatthecapitol  event in Frankfort, KY was wonderful! Sage presented a poster entitled "Harmony and Harvest at the 1839 Parker Academy."
In honor of #blackhistorymonth our Parker Academy blog highlights one of the graduates who had an impact on prevailing ideas about freedom and equality in the mid-late 1800s. General Henry C. Corbin fought for #socialjustice in the #civilwar and led black regiments to victory.
#ohioarchaeology #ohiohistory #archaeology #newrichmondohio
Happy Holidays from the Parker Academy Project!
#vintagechristmas

During one Christmas in the early 1850s, Daniel and Priscilla's youngest son Eben presented a special gift: "Before the Dawn on Christmas the household would be gently awakened by the sweet tones of the violin sounding out so clearly and softly...in an incredibly short time, young and old would be in the parlor then the intensity of interest knows no parallel throughout the year. 
A letter addresses to Father and Mother Parker. Father opens it and reads a carriage has been given to Father and Mother with tear dimmed eye and he looks upon his manly young son saying, 'Eben this is too much for you to do.' Then the strong musical voice of the young man says ' no Father, nothing that I can do is too much for you and Mother'." -from the manuscript of Sarah Baker Preston Parker,  wife of the Head Teacher (and first born child) James K. Parker. *photo credit: karleeaturner.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/an-old-fashioned- Christmas- in- the-1850s/
Happy Holidays from the Parker Academy Project! #vintagechristmas  During one Christmas in the early 1850s, Daniel and Priscilla's youngest son Eben presented a special gift: "Before the Dawn on Christmas the household would be gently awakened by the sweet tones of the violin sounding out so clearly and softly...in an incredibly short time, young and old would be in the parlor then the intensity of interest knows no parallel throughout the year. A letter addresses to Father and Mother Parker. Father opens it and reads a carriage has been given to Father and Mother with tear dimmed eye and he looks upon his manly young son saying, 'Eben this is too much for you to do.' Then the strong musical voice of the young man says ' no Father, nothing that I can do is too much for you and Mother'." -from the manuscript of Sarah Baker Preston Parker, wife of the Head Teacher (and first born child) James K. Parker. *photo credit: karleeaturner.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/an-old-fashioned- Christmas- in- the-1850s/
The 1839 payment register of the first students of Parker Academy. Number 11-Edwin Matthews, the first black student, making the Academy the first interracial and multigender school in the nation! #ohiohistory #blackhistory #americanhistory #abolition #antislavery #interracialeducation #historicalarchaeology #publichistory #ohioarchaeology
Dr. Brunache and Mr. Westmoreland talk about freedom's legacy in the borderlands at the #ohioriver #nationalfreedom corridor in #maysville #Kentucky
#freedomcenter #NURF
#historicalarcheology
A day in the lab, doing artifact analysis and constantly finding these lovely sherds of Bennington; and yet, so little plain Yellowware #bennington #yellowware #ohioarchaeology #historicartifacts #historicceramics #archaeology #labwork
Finishing up the mini exhibit display in preparation for our talk on the Parker Academy project at the New Richmond public library tonight @ 6:30 pm. Come on down if you're in the area! We'd love to see you! #archaeology 
#publicarchaeology 
#ohioarchaeology
#newrichmondohio
A #pipe fragment and a #medicine #bottle neck were just recovers behind the men's dorm. 
#artifactoftheday  #ohioarchaeology
We've uploaded a new post on our #blog at
https://parkeracademy.wordpress.com 
Please check it out!
We've uploaded a new post on our #blog  at https://parkeracademy.wordpress.com Please check it out!
Yesterday our team visited the original Parker family  homes, including that of James Parker and Daniel Parker (photo at top). The old ice house was converted to a small chapel next to the women's dorm (photo at left). #historicalarcheology 
#ohioarchaeology
Yesterday our team visited the original Parker family homes, including that of James Parker and Daniel Parker (photo at top). The old ice house was converted to a small chapel next to the women's dorm (photo at left). #historicalarcheology  #ohioarchaeology 
Meetings move us ever forward for our future exhibition to be housed at NURFC!
#museumwork
#antislavery 
#historicalarchaeology 
#publichistory
So fortunate are we to have access to the extensive archival collection of multiple Parker family members! #archives #familypapers #archivalresearch 
#antislavery