Shelter Series: Oakley Grove: Past, Present, and Future
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us for a Shelter Series about Oakley Grove: Past, Present, and Future on Tuesday, February 28 at 4pm
Join Preservation NC and Patrick Brown to talk about the past, present, and future of Oakley Grove Plantation, a property protected by protective covenants held by Preservation NC. Oakley Grove Plantation was built during the 1800s for Dr. Lafayette Browne and Mary Ann Falcon Browne. At one point, Oakley Grove had 175 enslaved people, most of whom were forced to work on the plantation’s 7,000 acres. One of those enslaved was Byron C. Brown, who ran away from the plantation at the end of the Civil War at age fourteen.
Patrick, the great grandson of Byron C. Brown, purchased Oakley Grove in May of 2021. Learn more about the Brown legacy at Oakley Grove and the future Patrick and his family are building in honor of all the enslaved families that once lived there.
Registration is FREE, but required.