This piece of coarse earthenware is most likely from a serving dish that Steward would have used to serve the Liberty Hall students. Earthenware ceramics were predominately made in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
This type of pearlware with scalloped, colored edges emerged in the late eighteenth-century. Although it is less likely that the Steward would have used this ceramic to serve students, it is possible that this shard may be from a plate used for…
These pieces of creamware come from plates that the Steward likely used to serve Liberty Hall students in the late eighteenth-century. Creamware, a popular but plain ceramic, was popularized due to its convenience to make and sturdiness.
This is a mule shoe showing that the Steward’s house was part of a farm after the campus moved closer to the town of Lexington in 1803. According to oral history, the Steward’s house was occupied until the early 20th century.