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Community Planning Workshop: The African American Experience Circa 1900
January 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On National Day of Racial Healing, share your ideas and experiences during a community discussion to help plan for a broader, more in-depth African American narrative at Maymont. Bring opinions and inspirations regarding historical and modern-day stories of African American democracy, diversity and opportunity, especially in relation to the Maymont Mansion exhibition that interprets the work and home lives of the African American staff at Maymont, 1893-1925. The Maymont Mansion Belowstairs exhibition will be open to registrants for self-guided tours before the workshop. Ideas will be shared in small groups in a breakout format for this planning session. The African American Experience initiative at Maymont was funded in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities. Capacity is limited, and advance registration is required. Register online by January 20.Additional Opportunities:Maymont Mansion Docent TrainingSaturdays beginning January 259:30am-12pmDo you have an appreciation for local history and knack for public speaking? Consider sharing your gifts at Maymont Mansion! Docent training provides an in-depth look at Maymont, the mansion, the Dooleys, their domestic staff and the Gilded Age, and teaches the skills needed to lead engaging and interesting interpretive tours through the Dooleys’ home. As a docent, you will help tell the full and challenging story of Maymont during the turn of the 20th century. Email our Volunteer Coordinator to sign up or call 804-358-7166, ext. 327.