Sanctuary – a place of refuge or safety. We all need places of refuge; places where we can safely rest our mind and body, places where we know we have someone who hears our voice, places where we stop fighting.

There are people who need more than just a moment, they need a “sanctuary” to keep them safe from those willing to bring them harm, to give them a home when theirs has been taken away and to be an added voice of support to their cause. Throughout history the United States has given sanctuary including during the Underground Railroad.

Join Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold as her stories and songs remind us that we should be a people lighting the way to a refuge of freedom. Appropriate for all ages.

Made possible in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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