Bellamy Museum Gathering Celebrating the Restoration of the Bellamy Mansion Slave Quarters

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Date(s) - 10/13/2013
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Bellamy Mansion

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Bellamy Museum Gathering Celebrating the Restoration of the Bellamy Mansion Slave Quarters

Gathering
Sunday, October 13, 2013 • 1:00-4:00 p.m.

1:15 p.m.
The Palmetto Voices, featuring selections from Salem College Choir. Dr. Sonja Sepulveda, Conductor.

2:00 p.m.
Welcome from Hon. Bill Saffo, Mayor of Wilmington.
Remarks from Ms. Rhonda Bellamy, President of the Arts Council of Wilmington.
Keynote Address by Dr. John Haley, Professor Emeritus at UNC Wilmington.

3:00 p.m.
Male Chorus from the Chestnut St. Presbyterian Church Choir with soloist Marva Robinson.

Throughout the afternoon:

  • Take a tour of the Slave Quarters as it enters the final stage of restoration.
  • See a newly installed Heritage Quilt Exhibit by the First Culture African American Quilting Circle in the museum gallery space.
  • View Strength Through Struggle, an exhibit in the museum that features the film, The Talented Tenth: Heritage Rediscovered.
  • Light refreshments will be served, plus local food trucks will be present with meals available to purchase.

The Gathering is a free community event with with a suggested donation to support future programming.

 
Events complimenting The Gathering.

  • Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m.
    A Benefit Concert of Traditional Music by the Palmetto Voices, with conductor Dr. Sonja Sepulveda. Please join us at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Grace Street in Wilmington. The concert is free with a suggested donation of $10 that supports both the church and choir.
  • Throughout October the Bellamy Museum is proud to feature a new Heritage Quilt Exhibit by the First Culture African American Quilting Circle in our gallery space. On Friday, Oct. 4th at 6:30 p.m. a reception to open the new exhibit takes place at the museum. Reception RSVP requested to 910.251.3700.
 

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