Massie Heritage Center Commemorates Black History Month

Shelia Arnold
Shelia Arnold

Sheila Arnold, storyteller and historical interpreter from the highly- acclaimed Teacher’s Institute at Colonial Williamsburg comes to Massie Heritage Center in Savannah, Georgia, February 14-17, 2013.

Sheila Arnold has been performing since she was 8 years old. She currently lives in Hampton, VA. Ms. Sheila, as she is fondly called, has been performing full-time since 2003, and visits over 150 different venues a year.

Arnold will visit local schools to introduce students to the historic characters whom she portrays. A dinner theatre at Massie on February 14 features Oney Judge, personal maidservant to Martha Washington. Reservations can be made at

On Friday, February 15, 2013, Arnold will work with local teachers through the SCCPSS Teaching American History Grant program. She will demonstrate techniques of storytelling and how to apply these techniques in the classroom.

On Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, Arnold will perform two historical interpretations daily at Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon Street on Calhoun Square.

Oney Judge – Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 am and Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm.

Oney Judge was an enslaved maidservant to Martha Washington. She served Mrs. Washington from the time of George Washington’s election to the Continental Congress until the end of his second presidential term, when she escaped to freedom.

Betsy Costner – Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

For more information contact Sandee Lipsitz at (912) 395-5070 about the performances.

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