The Virginia Beach History Museums will host a "Conversation with a Curator" presentation by History Before Us founder Frederick Murphy, who will discuss the process of documentary making, historical trauma and how community can engage in healing. The presentation is paired with a screening of the award-winning film "Sweet Home Alabama: A Chief and his Protégé."
The film explores the parallels between survival, perseverance, and unapologetic preservation. Joycelyn Davis, a descendant of Chief Charles Lewis (Clotilda), details her battle with cancer and how her enslaved ancestors' legacy of defying the odds validated her ability to conquer obstacles in the way. Joycelyn and Pastor Derek Tucker speak eloquently of their commitment to keep the rich history of Africatown, USA, relevant and accessible for generations to come.
This event will take place at the Lynnhaven Colonial Education Center, 4409 Wishart Road, on Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m. It is the next in the "Conversation with a Curator" series, following previous presentations on the historic Thelaball family bible and Grace Sherwood, the "Witch of Pungo."
Admission is free, but advanced registration is encouraged. Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets.
For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events, tours and group visits, please visit vbmuseums.org. If you have any questions about these events, please call 757-385-5100 or email email@example.com.
ABOUT THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT:
The Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. The department assists and directs the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission, coordinates the City's Public Art Program, oversees the Virginia Beach History Museums, provides contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serves as the liaison with Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District, and serves as a resource to local arts and humanities organizations.
ABOUT THE CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH HISTORY MUSEUMS:
The City of Virginia Beach History Museums include the Thoroughgood House, Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum, and are part of the City's Cultural Affairs Department. As part of the municipal government of the City of Virginia Beach, the Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. Visit www.museumsvb.org for more information, and follow @VBHistoryMuseums on Facebook and Instagram, and @VBHistMuseums on Twitter, to stay up to date on all the events and news from Virginia Beach History Museums.