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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Texas Plantation Life

The Heritage Society in Houston passes along this infomation. 


March 18, 2010
Hill/Finger Lecture 
The Uncompromising Diary of Sallie McNeill
by Ginny Raska and Mary Lynne Hill
The Heritage Society Tea Room  12-1 p.m., $5 admission for non-members
Ginny McNeill Raska and Mary Lynne Hill will present the March 18 lecture in honor of National Women's Month. Ms. Raska and Ms. Hill have recently released their book, The Uncompromising Diary of Sallie McNeill, 1858-1867. This diary provides a glimpse of everyday life on an antebellum plantation in Texas and reveals the thoughts and observations of an educated young woman of the planter class. Ms. Raska, who transcribed the original diary, is a descendent of Sallie McNeill. Ms. Hill participated in the archeological field school at the Levi Jordan plantation in Brazoria County and utilized the diary as the basis of her Master's thesis.

If you would like to reserve a box lunch for this lecture, please contact Elizaabeth Martin by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.