For many of us, the stories of our past and where we come from are passed down through generations by word of mouth. This is especially true for African Americans. Many times, these stories are not written down and survive only in our memory. The joy and the pain are often undocumented. Sometimes the stories are forgotten and lost forever. Remembrance provides the community with an opportunity to hear, honor, and preserve the voices of families, friends, and neighbors so that we can continue to learn, grow, and heal together through the power of the spoken word. This is a free event. No admission ticket is required.
For those who are not able to join us in person, this program will also be live-streamed here.
[Photo: Ernest Wallace Hillside Café, also known as Wallace and Cook’s Beer Garden, located on Raleigh Lane [no longer extant] between Franklin and Nicholson Streets, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 1943. From left to right: Mr. Goodman, Charles Wallace, Elsie Wallace, Everett Wallace, Blanche Taylor, Helen Wynn-Brown, Carlton Jackson. Albert Durant Photography Collection, AV1992.1]
Dates & Times
Remembrance: Honoring the Voices
This museum theatre experience explores African American perspectives on the Declaration of Independence.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson begins a day of pageantry, celebration, and reflection.
Open to the Public
Tin-plate: Its Origins and Use in Williamsburg
Where does tin come from? In a whirlwind look at its origins, from mining to manufacturing, we will explore how it arrived in Williamsburg and how it was used.
Art Museums Admission