I Lived Here, As Well: An Exhibit and Program documenting enslaved people and servants at the Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine, FL

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Title

I Lived Here, As Well: An Exhibit and Program documenting enslaved people and servants at the Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine, FL

Subject

We have documented slavery specific to this house through this exhibition. We hope to bring a fuller understanding to our audience of the lives of the people who lived here. The exhibition features images, written descriptions, and an interpretive reproduction of a servant’s hall. The museum has chosen to document the lives of the enslaved in the house, because without their voices, our historical presentation is incomplete. To fully interpret the history of the house, it is vital that their stories are also told.

Description

The Ximenez-Fatio House served not only as a boarding house, but as a permanent living place for many enslaved people and servants who worked within it. Since these peoples were not given a voice in their time, their stories have faded into the background of history. It is our goal with this exhibit and program, to try and bring them into the forefront.
By scouring through primary sources such as slaves’ passes, manumission papers, legal documents, wills, testaments, and censuses we were able to document some of the enslaved who lived here. We studied secondary sources about slave life in St. Augustine, Florida and the South. We examined texts about urban slave quarters and servant’s halls. It is our goal to create the fullest picture possible of how the enslaved lived.

Creator

Created with a grant from The Jesse Ball duPont Fund and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida. Directed by Alex Mendelson

Publisher

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum and the NSCDA in the State of Florida

Date

February 2021

Contributor

REALM Consulting, LLC

Language

English

Type

Moving picture

Coverage

Introduction to the permanent exhibit at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Citation

Created with a grant from The Jesse Ball duPont Fund and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida. Directed by Alex Mendelson, “I Lived Here, As Well: An Exhibit and Program documenting enslaved people and servants at the Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine, FL,” Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine, accessed February 25, 2024, https://blackheritagestaugustine.omeka.net/items/show/121.

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