Locks Opened: Left Behind

Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold, looks at the fugitive slaves from the Underground Railroad and shares what they left behind – family, clothes, name, even life.

April 22, 2023 | 1:30PM | Portsmouth

Locks Opened: Sanctuary

Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares stories and songs that remind us that we should be a people lighting the way to a refuge of freedom.

April 21, 2023 | 7PM | Chesapeake

Locks Opened: Waterways to Freedom

Through story and song, Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares about local waterways that were part of the Underground Railroad.

June 17, 2023 | 7PM | Chesapeake

Locks Opened: Children at the Border

The Underground Railroad of the 1800s did not just help free adults. Many a child came with, and without, parents, often through the same perils and sometimes in “plain sight.”

May 27, 2023 | 1PM | Chesapeake


Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares the most extraordinary and death-defying escapes for freedom by fugitive enslaved people.

June 3, 2023 | 4PM | Portsmouth

Locks Opened: CAUGHT!

Hear Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold share stories of those who were caught riding the Underground Railroad.

April 15, 2023 | 5PM | Yorktown

Times Too Hard

Join us and the Library of Virginia as Arlisha Norwood, Ph.D., a Virginia Humanities Fellow at the Library, discusses her research exploring the experiences of single African American women in …

January 19, 2023 | 12PM | Online

Juneteenth at Red Hill

Come and enjoy Juneteenth, Sunday, June 19, 2022, with free admission to Patrick Henry’s Red Hill.

June 19, 2022 | 1PM – 5PM | Brookneal
There All AlongEvent

There All Along

Join Reclaiming the Monument, the American Civil War Museum, and the Valentine on Friday, April 22, 2022, 6:00-9:00pm as they uncover untold truths and hidden histories of espionage, perseverance, and courage inside the Executive …

April 22, 2022 | 6PM – 9PM | Richmond
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