Fri, Oct 16

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Blast from the Past: Meet Private James Elbert

Travel back in time to meet Private James Elbert, a member of the 8th United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. He visits us in 2020 for an engaging interview, sharing his tales, trials, and tribulations. You don’t even need a DeLorean Time Machine!

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Blast from the Past: Meet Private James Elbert

Time & Location

Oct 16, 2020, 6:30 PM

Online Program

About The Event

Gather around the bonfire with us, and be transported back in time through stories of local folklore and history by our gifted storytellers. Each community, each state, are threads in the fabric that make up the history and legacy of our great nation; each Friday a different storyteller will illuminate a thread of our past around the bonfire, bringing the past to life with stories of folklore and history.

Travel back in time to meet Private James Elbert, a member of the 8th United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. He visits us in 2020 for an engaging interview, sharing his tales, trials, and tribulations. You don’t even need a DeLorean Time Machine! This program is in collaboration between Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm and the African Union Church Cemetery in Delaware City, where James Elbert is buried. To learn more about their efforts to preserve and maintain this historic cemetery, please visit: https://africanunioncemetery.org/

Program begins at 7 pm, but join us a half hour before at 6:30 for a pre-show hangout!

Event Schedule:

6:30 pm - Come hang out with us before the event begins, learn how to make specialty themed beverages and enjoy casual conversation.

7:00 pm - The folklore begins!

7:45pm - Enjoy a Q&A with our storyteller.

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