"Follow the Drinking Gourd"

Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 24, 2020 - 04:30 pmSeptember 24, 2020 - 05:00 pmFebruary 2 - 23, 2019, 4:30pm - 5pm
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601
United States 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601


  • Admission: $0.00

"Follow the Drinking Gourd" takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family's desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way. The program is based on a children's book, "Follow the Drinking Gourd," written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This production incorporates historical images from the local region, Winter's original artwork and music by Lovey Williams into a timeless experience that can be enjoyed by all ages.

"Follow the Drinking Gourd" is shown on Saturdays in February free for the general public. No museum admission required. It is also available as a private show all year long. Great for family reunion groups.