21 June 2012

Metal Detecting Post #78 - Relic Hunting Fever In The Old South


This is a follow up to an earlier post about Robert Bohrn's discovery of black Civil War soldiers from the 55th Mass. The segment below showed on PBS' "The Collectors" back in the late 1980's. It's quite interesting.

Robert added this commentary about the video, relic hunting and his tavern:

PBS's "The Collectors" was, in it's day, the only television show that featured prominent collections from across the United States. My restaurant "Moultrie Tavern 1862" was a re-created Civil War Tavern that was developed, created, designed and operated by my family. It was the culmination of all of our dreams. To operate a Tavern/Museum, that served food indicative of fare popular in the 1860's. We also had on display, my museum quality artifacts and artifact display for thousands to see and enjoy. So, step back in time with me, and experience the Tavern as she was, new, but old and an antebellum atmosphere that was once the norm, in the "Holy City", Charleston, S.C.

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