EDUC 386 Kenmore

EDUC 386 Kenmore - Ashlee Sisson April 3rd, 2011 Field Trip...

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Ashlee Sisson April 3 rd , 2011 Field Trip Experience Kenmore Plantation On April 2 nd , the Education 386 class went on a tour through Kenmore Plantation in downtown Fredericksburg. I did not know what to expect before the tour because I never thought the house or the land had much importance, but after going on the tour I realize I was very wrong. The Kenmore House dates back to the 18 th century when the Lewis family moved into it in 1775. Fielding and Betty Lewis and their eleven children moved into the house after their first one burnt down. Fielding was a businessman in Fredericksburg and worked to create a gunnery with Charles Dick. The funding was not very good for the gunnery and Fielding ended up having to use much of his own savings in order to keep it running. He felt that if he quit then people would look at him differently. In 1781 when the war ended the family was finally able to live in their home peacefully, but a few months later Fielding passed away and left Betty to the house alone. In 1819 the Gordon family moved into the house and this is the family that named the
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course ENGL 241 taught by Professor Wright during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.

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