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History is Happening! Upcoming September Events

News posted Sep. 06, 2018 - 1:50 pm
Mordecai Historic Park

Check out these History Happenings in Raleigh this September!

Oberlin Festival at Latta
Saturday, Sept. 22 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the Historic Resources and Museum Program for Oberlin Festival at Latta from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on September 22nd! Hear speakers, connect with community organizations, listen to music, and enjoy delicious refreshments at the Latta House and University Site.
Join us for performances by the Wilson Temple UMC Choir, the Ringtones Barbershop Quartet, Longleaf School of the Arts, and the NC Association of Black Storytellers. The Oberlin cemetery will also be open for educational tours throughout the event. Hands-on activities such as historic games and crafts will bring history to life. BBQ plates provided by Centro and Bida Manda.

Join the Historic Resources and Museum Program for Oberlin Festival at Latta from 12p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22! Hear speakers, connect with community organizations, listen to music, and enjoy delicious refreshments at the Latta House and University Site. Join us for performances by the Wilson Temple UMC Choir, the Ringtones Barbershop Quartet, Longleaf School of the Arts, and the N.C. Association of Black Storytellers. The Oberlin cemetery will also be open for educational tours throughout the event. Hands-on activities such as historic games and crafts will bring history to life. BBQ plates provided by Centro and Bida Manda.

Escape to Freedom
Sept. 21 and Sept. 22
In celebration of the 152nd anniversary of emancipation, and in partnership with MOJOAA Performing Arts Company, Mordecai Historic Park presents a theatrical experience: Escape to Freedom. This one-hour guided tour and performance will lead guests through Mordecai Historic Park to experience plantation life through the eyes of an enslaved person. What decisions would you make if you were in their place? The tour will end with a question and answer session with Mordecai Historic Park Staff and MOJOAA Performing Arts Company members. Participants should be comfortable walking and standing for up to an hour. Performances begin at 6:00, 7:30, and 9:00 p.m. Advanced reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased at through RecLink or by calling 919-996-4364.

When

  • Oberlin Festival at Latta
  • Sep 22, 2018
  • Noon - 4:00 pm

Where

  • Latta House and University Site
  • 1001 Parker Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

When

  • Escape to Freedom
  • Sep 21, 2018
  • All Day

Where

  • Mordecai Historic Park
  • 1 Mimosa St
  • Raleigh, NC 27604

When

  • "A Foundation of Worship" Exhibit
  • Sep 10, 2018
  • All Day

Where

  • The City of Raleigh Museum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

For more information, contact

  • Historic Resources and Museum Program, 919-996-6485
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