Levi Jordan Plantation Artifacts Journey to Museums in South Carolina and Texas

While the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Levi Jordan Plantation is under development, several artifacts from its extensive collection are taking a road trip.

The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum features 13 artifacts recovered from the quarters at Levi Jordan Plantation.  They include three cast iron vessel bases, cartridge shells, a decorated scale base, and a pierced coin with an “M” logo—all found together as part of an enslaved person’s possessions.

The exhibit - Black Medicine White Bodies: Investigation in the Yellow Fever epidemics in Charleston: 1854-1871 - runs through May 6, 2017, in Columbia, South Carolina. 

The Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin currently displays six objects on loan from Levi Jordan Plantation. These include a small plate with red flowers, eyeglasses, a reconstructed cup with handle, a pipe bowl and a wrench. All artifacts give insight to the lives of enslaved people at the plantation.

These artifacts are currently on display and will remain in the exhibit through Jan. 31, 2018.

The Levi Jordan State Historic Site highlights the lives and relationships of those who lived and worked on the plantation during the 19th century. The site is under development but reopening in 2018.