Before Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation, thousands of formerly enslaved men, women, and children gained freedom and sanctuary by escaping to Union camps in the South after Shepard Mallory, Frank Baker, and James Townsend secured their liberty at Fort Monroe. Learn about one of those men, Americus Weston, and his journey to freedom in this performance developed to commemorate Juneteenth.
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Special Event: A Taste of Freedom
Performance: Voices of the Past
This series of museum theater programs explores the lives of people, both free and enslaved, who walked these streets in the 18th century.
Music: In the Wythe Parlor
Join members of the Governor’s Musick in the Wythe House Parlor as domestic music is performed on period instruments.
Tour: Designer in Residence
Explore the interior of the oldest frame house in Virginia (circa 1695) and discover how Designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas reimagined these spaces for today.
Open to the Public