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Voices of the Past – Freedwoman

January 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Voices of the Past Theater Program brings history to life and gets visitors talking about history. Visitors travel back in time through an interactive, personal presentation of stories about local historical figures who challenge them to explore topics and issues that still resonate today.

The presentations, which are scheduled each Saturday, are free with Museum admission. A different figure will be highlighted each Saturday. As part of the kick-off for the 2022 series, the Museum will be hosting additional activities to further engage the community including stories, songs, and crafts.

January 22: Celebrating Freedom

11:00, 1:00, 3:00 – History Theater Movie

11:30 – Storytime – Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons

12:30, 1:30, 2:30 – Voices of the Past: Cornelia, a Freedwoman

1:00, 2:00 – Hip Hop Dance “Workshop” with Ansley Joye

CORNELIA, A FREEDWOMAN (performed by LaRahna Hughes)
The story is loosely based on the life of Cornelia Winfield who was born in Oglethorpe County and eventually married and settled in Augusta, GA with her husband after emancipation. Her story incorporates several slave narratives in order to provide a fuller picture of life as a house slave during the time just before the Civil War and life after emancipation.

For more information, contact Gayla Keesee, Education Manager at 706-722-8454 or education@augustamuseum.org.


January 22
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds St
Augusta, GA 30901 US
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