Virtual Belle Grove is a place where we share the property’s history with online audiences. We have an extensive network of folks – from historians to volunteers to educators to archaeologists to students and beyond – who help us research and understand Belle Grove’s history as comprehensively as we can. What, exactly, does that mean? This site, like our research, is ever evolving! Please be sure to check back periodically to see what new nuggets we’ve unearthed.

We’ve built these exhibits to engage and inform, to spark curiosity and ignite imagination, and to understand and empathize. Again, we’re glad that you’re here.


Kristen Laise, Executive Director of Belle Grove Plantation
Jess Pritchard-Ritter, Digital Public Historian at For the Love of History Consulting, LLC
Michele Sunderlin, IT Consultant