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Gullah Campfire Supper with Stories and Songs: Emancipation Proclamation Event
January 14, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We’re excited about our next farm event that will celebrate the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation that took place January 1, 1863 at Camp Saxton the present day location of the Navy Hospital Beaufort. Our celebration will reenact portions of the original program including stories and songs. There will be a Civil War wedge tent, a soldier’s haversack and mess kit. Hear journal accounts from actual program attendees along with the history and purpose of Camp Saxton. Get a feel for the excitement of the meaning of the document and the hope it inspired. Guests will be served a meal that will include dishes similar to that served at the program at Camp Saxton plus dishes that are traditionally served for a Gullah New Year’s Day supper. Expect a special outdoor event that commemorates a very special historic occasion. Our programs are educational and family friendly.