Old Questions, New Direction: Research at Ash Lawn-Highland

Author(s): Sara E. Bon-Harper

Year: 2016


As part of Ash Lawn-Highland’s strategic direction, the historic site has undertaken a new phase of research to address lingering mysteries about the standing house and its story as a portion of James Monroe’s 1799 main residence. Addressing the questions involves a multi-disciplinary team and opens the door to the creation of revised public narratives. This paper discusses the points at which uncertainty entered the site’s established narratives, the range of research efforts in the current initiative, and the direction of new public interpretation. 

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Old Questions, New Direction: Research at Ash Lawn-Highland. Sara E. Bon-Harper. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434625)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 475