New Exhibition Reception for "Slavery in Appalachia"
Venue: Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery, Radford
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Time: 6:45 - 8:00 PM
Event Types: Miscellaneous, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery presents a Panel Discussion and New Exhibition Reception for "Slavery in Appalachia" on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery in Radford, VA.

Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery will host a panel discussion on slavery in Appalachia as part of its new exhibit of the same topic, "Slavery in Appalachia". Join us for a panel discussion on the history and reality of slavery in Appalachia and an exploration of abolition and the first years of freedom.

The evening will begin at 5:30 PM with a Panel Discussion at the City Council Chambers adjacent to the Glencoe Mansion location. The panel consists of five historians and members of the community who have explored the history of slavery in the region and its effects. The panelists are Dr. Theresa Burriss, Director of Appalachian Studies at Radford University; Sarah Carter, community historian and Glencoe Mansion Board Member; Howard Eaves, Sr., President of the Wake Forest Community Action Club; Dr. Michael Hickman, President of the Board of the Calfee Community and Cultural Center and Dr. Daniel Thorp, Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech.

The topic of slavery in Appalachia is a subject that is not well known. Many falsely believe that it did not exist in the mountains. However, from the earliest years of European settlement, slavery has been part of the fabric of the region. The New River Valley was no exception, especially as the number of enslaved people in the area grew tremendously in the decade leading up to the Civil War. The exhibit and panel discussion will explore the complicated history of slavery from its beginning until its abolition.

Following the Panel Discussion will be the unveiling of the exhibit itself at Glencoe Mansion at 6:45 PM, which will be accompanied by an opening reception. The exhibit will be on permanent display at the Glencoe Mansion. During the month of February, it will be on display on Level One (Gallery Level) of the museum.

The exhibit, which explores this incredibly important and all too often underrepresented history, has been made possible through a grant from the Virginia Humanities.

Both events are open to the public and there is no admission charge.

Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery is located at 600 Unruh Drive in Radford, VA.

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