Follow the Drinking Gourd Planetarium Show
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Saturday, February 01, 2020 thru Saturday, February 29, 2020
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 757-595-1900
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“Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family’s desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way.
The program is based on a children’s book, “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This production incorporates historical images from the local region, Winter’s original artwork and music by Lovey Williams into a timeless experience that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Admission to the show is FREE. Museum admission is not required and not included.
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