History Alive Series: “Enslaved, Indentured, and Freed”

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History Alive Series: “Enslaved, Indentured, and Freed”

Mar 23, 2017 7:00 pm - Mar 23, 2017 9:00 pm

Professional storyteller and historical character interpreter Sheila Arnold Jones will perform as 17th-century slave Mary Johnson. Mary was the wife of Anthony Johnson, one of the first Negroes to arrive on Virginia’s shores and who went from slave to indentured servant to free man and landowner. Mary tells the stories she has often heard from her husband about coming to Jamestown, about the bloody Middle Plantation massacre and the movement from indentured servitude in the country to slavery. It also just so happens that Mary Johnson and her husband end up settling Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the mid-1600s.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

$10 donation requested at the door or pay online in advance at www.mbwm.org/maryball
Reservations requested to help us with seating count 804-462-7280, history@mbwm.org.

Program begins at 7:00 pm sharp; doors open 6:30 pm at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury auditorium in the main building.

Sponsored by Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library.

History Alive Series: “Enslaved, Indentured, and Freed”

Mar 23, 2017 7:00 pm - Mar 23, 2017 9:00 pm

Professional storyteller and historical character interpreter Sheila Arnold Jones will perform as 17th-century slave Mary Johnson. Mary was the wife of Anthony Johnson, one of the first Negroes to arrive on Virginia’s shores and who went from slave to indentured servant to free man and landowner. Mary tells the stories she has often heard from her husband about coming to Jamestown, about the bloody Middle Plantation massacre and the movement from indentured servitude in the country to slavery. It also just so happens that Mary Johnson and her husband end up settling Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the mid-1600s.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

$10 donation requested at the door or pay online in advance at www.mbwm.org/maryball
Reservations requested to help us with seating count 804-462-7280, history@mbwm.org.

Program begins at 7:00 pm sharp; doors open 6:30 pm at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury auditorium in the main building.

Sponsored by Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library.

Location

Rappahannock Westminster Cantebury

132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, VA 22480

Organizer

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library

804-462-7280