Tag: Black History

Sheep to Shawl

Spring is here and it is time to shear the sheep. Join us as Clothos Handspinners demonstrate the art of processing wool. Try your hand at carding, spinning, and weaving. Hear about our rare Gulf Coast Native Sheep. Buy a fleece right off the sheep to benefit the Friends of Meadow Farm. Make a wool […] Continue reading Sheep to Shawl

History in Focus: A Series

All ages. Explore historical topics in detail with staff-led specialty tours that use the historic structures and artifacts as touchstones to the past. Information: sic@henrico.us Saturdays, 1-3pm at Meadow Farm Museum. Feb 23: Come Freedom Learn how the Meadow Farm and other 19th century enslaved people sought freedom both physically and spiritually. Explore the religion, […] Continue reading History in Focus: A Series

History in Focus: A Series

All ages. Explore historical topics in detail with staff-led specialty tours that use the historic structures and artifacts as touchstones to the past. Information: sic@henrico.us Saturdays, 1-3pm at Meadow Farm Museum. Feb 23: Come Freedom Learn how the Meadow Farm and other 19th century enslaved people sought freedom both physically and spiritually. Explore the religion, […] Continue reading History in Focus: A Series

History in Focus: A Series

All ages. Explore historical topics in detail with staff-led specialty tours that use the historic structures and artifacts as touchstones to the past. Information: sic@henrico.us Saturdays, 1-3pm at Meadow Farm Museum. Feb 23: Come Freedom Learn how the Meadow Farm and other 19th century enslaved people sought freedom both physically and spiritually. Explore the religion, […] Continue reading History in Focus: A Series

Generation Dream

Generation Dream 2019 presents a diverse cast of talented young people speaking out about issues of social justice, and their hopes for a future in which youth of all backgrounds can flourish. All performances honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and vision of peace, nonviolence, and social justice. Free. Doors open at 2pm, and […] Continue reading Generation Dream

Real to Reel: Red Tails ($1)

Ever wonder how historically accurate our favorite films really are? Come and enjoy the movie Red Tails. James Triesler, Director of Education at the Virginia War Memorial, will explore the experiences of Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and compare them with Hollywood’s interpretation of this pivotal time period. Concessions available for purchase. Information: hil078@henrico.us Continue reading Real to Reel: Red Tails ($1)

African Dance, Music, and the Oral Tradition

No matter your age or background, the spirit and the openness of the Elegba Folklore Society will enchant you, closing the gap between performer and audience.  In this performance, dancers, drummers, singers, spoken word artists and masquerades focus primarily on West Africa to interactively spur an evolving understanding of the cultural and historical underpinnings of […] Continue reading African Dance, Music, and the Oral Tradition