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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Glencoe Mansion to Unveil New Exhibit on Slavery in Appalachia

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Glencoe Mansion to Unveil New Exhibit on Slavery in Appalachia

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,” on Friday, January 27. The exhibit, which explores this incredibly important and all too often underrepresented history, has been made possible through a grant from the Virginia Humanities.

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.

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

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