Sun. October 23rd: 1pm & 3 pm (two 25-minute shows)
Sunday Stories: A Civil War Series (Play 3 of 7)
“Generals, Gentlement and the Draft”
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY directions/map
Weds. hours: Noon – 5pm; 914-963-4550, hrm.org.
Adults $6; Seniors (62+): $4; Members Free
Generals, Gentlement and the Draft: The Union & the Confederacy in Westchester:
With Storyteller Vienna Carroll and Performer Keith Johnston
Simeon Tierce and his wife, residents of the African American Westchester community called “The Hills,” reflect on the War Generals, Gentlemen and the Draft (and draft riots against African Americans)
This presentation, told through story and song, is part of a series about “The Westchester Hills Community & The Civil War” inspired by the Red Grooms Civil War exhibit at the Hudson River Museum. Learn more about the grand history of the African American experience in the Civil War through the human story of the resilient and heroic African American community–The Hills Community–in Westchester County, NY. Perfect for all children and adults living in Westchester County and the greater New York City area.
This Sunday afternoon come explore:
· the larger-than-life, walk-through scenes created by Red Grooms;
· experience the Multimedia Play; and,
· Docent Tours of exhibit Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray
Thank you to Dr Edythe Ann Quinn for bringing The Hills community ancestors out of the shadows through her book Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York by historian/author Dr. Edythe Ann Quinn. Read first chapter.
Download flyer of all seven shows in this series The Union & the Confederacy in Westchester: African Americans and the Civil War