Join the fun at JMM’s family-friendly version of Win, Lose or Draw™. Categories used in the game are: historic people; historic objects or documents; historic events; and historic places. Bring along a team, or join one when you arrive. There is no admission fee to participate. There will be a cash bar, and free snacks.
In 1828 James Monroe sold of a group of enslaved people to Joseph Mills White in Florida, who owned the plantation Casa Bianca. Miranda Burnett and Martin Violette delved into records and found that Casa Bianca was not a typical plantation. The establishment of Casa Bianca in Jefferson County, Florida (near the town of Monticello) involved a President, two congressmen, a slave ship, and the richest man in America. However, the majority of the population living and working at Casa Bianca were enslaved men, women, and children. Burnett’s and Violette’s research uncovered the names of the families that Monroe sold to Colonel White, as well as details about their lives, successes, and losses after emancipation.