Follow The Drinking Gourd (FREE Program!)


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There are several upcoming FREE showings of Follow The Drinking Gourd in February at the Virginia Living Museum.

Dates: Saturdays: February 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 2016

Time: 4:30pm (Admission FREE, does not include museum admission)

Description: “Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family’s desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way. The program is based on a children’s book, “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This production incorporates historical images from the local region, Winter’s original artwork and music by Lovey Williams into a timeless experience that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Looking for additional activities and events to celebrate Black History Month? Check out our BIG LIST HERE!

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