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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
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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
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Locks Opened: EXTRA ORDINARY!

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

June 3, 2023 | 4PM | Portsmouth
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Locks Opened: CAUGHT!

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

April 15, 2023 | 5PM | Yorktown
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Juneteenth Celebration

Join the Josephine School Community Museum, the Josephine Improvement Association, and the Clarke County Training School-Johnson Williams High School Reunion Association for their second annual Juneteenth Celebration.

June 17, 2023 | 11AM | Berryville
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Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain: Migration and the Making of the United States

Join the Frontier Culture Museum for the final installment of its 2023 Lecture Series.

November 14, 2023 | 6PM – 7PM | Staunton
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Brooding Over Bloody Revenge: Enslaved Women, ‘Wild Justice’ & Lethal Resistance to Slavery

Join the Frontier Culture Museum for the next installment of its 2023 Lecture Series.

July 25, 2023 | 6PM – 7PM | Staunton
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Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South

Join the Frontier Culture Museum for the next installment of its 2023 Lecture Series.

March 21, 2023 | 6PM – 7PM | Staunton
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The Poetic Justice

John Charles Thomas’s memoir “The Poetic Justice” reflects his twin loves of the law and of poetry, keeping readers rooted to the urgent issues that rock our communities.

March 26, 2023 | 12PM – 1PM
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Mid-Century Fiction Lunch

Ticketed Event

From Jamila Minnicks, winner of the 2021 Penn/Bellwether Prize for Socially-Engaged Fiction, and Sadeqa Johnson, the Library of Virginia People’s Choice award-winning author, come two novels set in the 1950s.

March 25, 2023 | 12PM – 1:30PM
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National Book Foundation Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards

John Keene (“Punks: New & Selected Poems”) and Robert Samuels & Toluse Olorunnipa (“His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice”) discuss how singular stories collectively shape history.

March 25, 2023 | 4PM – 5PM
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