*This event will be held at the Gibbes Museum of Art.*
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Drayton Hall’s City Speaks Series and Palladian Circle Society present a talk by Jobie Hill, Preservation Architect and Founder of Saving Slave Houses on When Walls Talk: Hidden and and Forgotten Stories of Enslaved People at the Gibbes Museum of Art at 135 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston.
A light reception follows and is included for all guests.
About this lecture: A slave house is like every other American home – a sacred place. It is also an irreplaceable piece of history that simultaneously embodies suffering, perseverance and strong family bonds. Slave houses are as complex as the people inside, and that is why they are perfect for telling the stories of enslaved people. These stories, told in part by the slave houses they inhabited, have the capacity to facilitate our nation’s efforts to collectively move forward from the legacy of slavery.
Members/ non-members: $35/$25.
Drayton Hall’s City Speaks Series is an outreach program of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust and is held monthly during the spring and fall seasons in locations in downtown Charleston.