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All About Slave Dwelling Project Comes to Dorchester (Press Release and History of Event)
Presented by the Harriet Tubman Organization and the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance
Oct 13-14, 2017
Where: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Historic High Street Cambridge, Maryland and Handsell Historic Site, Vienna, Maryland
In celebration of Dorchester County’s rich African American heritage, the “Slave Dwelling Project Comes to Dorchester” brought attention to little known county historic structures that once served as dwelling houses, churches or other cultural and utilitarian uses in the lives of African Americans. This project featured Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project and “Inalienable Rights”, a living history troupe representing enslaved African Americans of the 19th century. Combined participants slept overnight at the Bayley House Slave Cabin in Cambridge and then in the Handsell Slave Chamber in Vienna. With an impressive group of partners, the project provided an opportunity for the public to have discussions guided by members of Coming to the Table about the history and legacy of enslavement in the United States. The weekend included multiple events at various sites around the county, discussions led by members of the National Coming to the Table organization, living history re enactors, music and other historic demonstrations that were enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
Presenters and Partners: Harriet Tubman Organization, Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance, Slave Dwelling Project, Coming to the Table, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, Dorchester County Historical Society. Sponsored by Elks Lodge #223, NRG Energy, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Healing Hands Animal Hospital, The Drug Store, Harman’s Septic Care.
Here are a few photos of the event for you to enjoy. for more, go to www.facebook.com/handsellhouse
Friday, October 13, 7 p.m. Cambridge Court House, Cambridge Maryland “Candlelight Remembrance” Program
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Handsell Historic Site, 4837 Indiantown Road, Vienna, MD 21869