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      Slavery in the Colonial North: Discovering the True Story of Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow in Tarrytown


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      June 19, 2019

      Wednesday   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

      43 South Broadway
      Tarrytown, New York 10591

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      Slavery in the Colonial North: Discovering the True Story of Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow

      ​Join us for a special meeting of REPAIR when our guests, Waddell Stillman and Lynda Jones of Historic Hudson Valley, will explain how Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow became the first historical site dedicated to telling the story of slavery in the colonial North.

      They'll describe the challenges involved in leading a beloved institution, and an entire community, on a sometimes painful, yet ultimately rewarding journey of honest self-examination.

      For decades, visitors to this historic site were presented with a charming-and sanitized- version of colonial life. But some 20 years ago, those charged with preserving the legacy of Philipsburg Manor realized that it was finally time to embrace the whole truth: that the farm was a "provisioning plantation" where slavery was practiced-and profited from- well into the 18th century.

      Free. All are welcome. Snacks will be provided. See REPAIR on Facebook and at www.repairrivertowns.org for more information.

      Cost: Free -

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