Slave Dwelling Project

Slave Dwelling Project
20-21 September 2019
Old Alabama Town

Explore the narrative of enslaved people who once lived and worked at the Ordeman-Mitchell-Shaw Complex in Old Alabama Town during this special two-day event. The two-story slave dwelling is one of only a few remaining on its original site. Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, combines slave dwelling preservation and education. Jerome Bias, furniture maker and food historian, presents his perspective through cooking demonstrations. Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery is conducting on-going interpretative study of the lives of those connected to the Ordeman-Mitchell-Shaw complex and offers that history in scheduled tours of the property. Join us as we discover the scope and understanding of slavery in our community.

Friday, 20 September 2019
6 p.m.
Loeb Auditorium
Old Alabama Town
Free and open to the public

A special presentation by Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project. We encourage people to come learn of his work with the Slave Dwelling Project that combines preservation and education about extant slave dwellings across the country.

Saturday, 21 September 2019
Interpretations and demonstrations by Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, and Jerome Bias, food historian. Details to follow.

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Second Saturdays and New Hours

In 2019, Old Alabama Town will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (last tour ticket sold at 3 p.m.) We will be open only the second Saturday of each month but with free admission. Second Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Second Saturdays bring special programs for the whole family including crafts, music, lectures, and more! Be sure to check our website for details about these special Saturdays. We will be closed all federal holidays.