"On the Water" - Story Time at Sumner Hall

November 2, 2024 | 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Sumner Hall | 306 Cannon Street, Chestertown

In Partnership with Sumner Hall

Visit Sumner Hall where Interactive activities of call and response will pave the way for a presentation about famous Black watermen. Brief interactive introductions to the hand-clapping activity known as “Pattin’ Juba” and also to spoon playing offer a window to “down time” on ships throughout history. Two historic African American sailors will be highlighted: Robert Smalls (Civil War) and Dorie Miller (WWII), as a six minute video will feature Miller and master reader, Michele Towson, will read a beautiful picture book about Smalls. All ages welcome.