Dedication of Enslaved Memorial at the Hermitage

The following came across our desk and we thought some of you would be interested – the Hermitage is worth the visit regardless of the event!

You are Invited!

Sunday May 17, 2009

Dedication of Enslaved Memorial at The Hermitage at 2:00pm at the Memorial site

near the Hermitage Church.

Activities and Entertainment at Tulip Grove mansion and the Hermitage Church from 2:30 to 5 pm featuring Sista’ Style, Choirs, 13th United States Colored Troops Living History Association, Kids’ Hands-on Activities, Book signing by John Baker(author of The Washingtons of Wessyngton), and Quilt exhibit.

Free Admission to Event and Activities/Discounted Admission to visit The Hermitage

In 2006, archaeologists discovered a slave cemetery at the site of the former Ingleside plantation near The Hermitage. This cemetery likely held the remains of the enslaved from not only Ingleside, but also Cleveland Hall, an adjacent plantation – both owned by nephews of Rachel Jackson. The Hermitage agreed to be the final resting place for these individuals because of their history with Rachel Jackson’s family. To memorialize these enslaved people, The Hermitage commissioned an artwork by sculptor Lee Benson. Funded by the Cracker Barrel Foundation, Our Peace stands as a memorial for these individuals while at the same time providing a place for everyone to reflect upon the continuing legacy of slavery.

Questions? Please email or call Marsha Mullin.

Marsha Mullin

VP, Museum Services & Chief Curator

The Hermitage

4580 Rachel’s Lane

Hermitage, TN 37076

615-889-2941 x 229 (p)

615-889-9909 (f)

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