Adrianne Walker

UWF Historic Trust

For years, University of West Florida researchers have been digging for more details about the lives of the slaves who once lived and worked at the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton.

As part of Black History Month, the latest findings will be highlighted in a weekend talk titled “In the Shadow of the Big House.”

Sandra Averhart / WUWF Public Media

The University of West Florida conducted excavations this summer at the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton.

This latest round of research aims to add to the story of the Arcadia Mill Homestead, with a focus on the enslaved people who worked and lived there.