Join us for an evening of conversation with the founder and team behind The Slave Dwelling Project. This organization brings much-needed attention to the importance of former slave dwellings and the need to preserve them and recognize them within our communities. Through the simple act of sleeping in a structure, they highlight the dangers posed to these structures and the stories that could be lost along with them. The organization’s founder, Joseph McGill, has reached more than 90 sites in 18 states, and The Hermitage is pleased to welcome him back for a second sleepover in the dwellings preserved here.
The community is invited to sit by the campfire and partake in an honest and thought-provoking discussion about these spaces and the legacy of slavery that they represent to our nation. The Slave Dwelling Project team will share conversations and encounters that occurred during their work in different communities. All ages are welcome, but the conversation will be most suited to those in high school and older. Attendees are welcome to bring camp chairs or blankets. Benches and hay bales will be available until filled. In the event of rain, the program will move indoors.
For more information, visit the Slave Dwelling Project.