(left) D. Brad Hatch PhD, Patawomeck Eel Pot Maker and Joe McGill of the of the Slave Dwelling Project (right)
The toys in this exhibit may be familiar or foreign, but the joy of time spent playing is something we can all remember fondly. The vintage toys on display are from the Museum's collection and from private collectors. The exhibit is open free during the Museum's open hours.
December 5 -- Front Porch Talk with the founder of the Slave Dwelling Project
Empowering Descendant Voices Virtual Conversation
Mr. Joe McGill, Founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will discuss the movement that is inspiring people across the country to confront the history of American slavery and its legacy. Since 2010, members of the Slave Dwelling Project have conducted sleepovers and educational programs at historic sites in 25 states and the District of Columbia. This series honors the 80 enslaved people who once lived and worked at Liberia House. Reservations and masks are required, tickets are limited, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. This program will also be streamed live on Facebook.
- At 12:30 PM join a Zoom conversation with Joe McGill and Linneall Naylor, descendant of an enslaved family at Liberia House. Register at least 24 hours in advance to receive instructions on how to join the Zoom.
- At 2:00 PM join the Front Porch Conversation. Get tickets.
December 19 -- Celebrate the Holidays at Liberia
2-4 p.m. / $12 adults; $6 those under age 12
Join us for this drop-in program that includes short, family-friendly historical talks, activities, and self-guided tours of the house! Reservations and masks required and capacity is limited. Get tickets.
December 30 -- Stories of Preservation and Progress
3 p.m. / free