Sunday, December 11, 2016
Story Events at: 1:00pm and 3pm (25 min. long)
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
Frederick Douglass, Freedman and Abolitionist: African Americans & the Civil War
With Storyteller Vienna Carroll and Performer Keith Johnston
Frederick Douglass attends an Abolition meeting at the Methodist-Episcopal Zion Church of Colored People in The Hills
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. Available for purchase at museum.
Download flyer of all seven shows in this series The Union & the Confederacy in Westchester: African Americans and the Civil War