Songlines On Site – 2:00 PM

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Date(s) - 06/06/2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Historic Jarvisburg Colored School


SONGLINES ON SITE” at the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School.

All Invited: Sunday, June 6, 2021 Opening 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. outdoors – running through June 6, 2022

Songlines on Site’ 2021-2022 is an audio artwork using historic folksongs inspired by alumni of the School.

Phase one of the Songlines project recorded local songs ‘sung’ by alumni descendants and local Currituck children in May-June 2019.

Phase two Songlines On Site 2021-2022 will allow these audio recordings to be heard  on local air FM 107.1 within a one-mile radius of the School, as an outdoor audio ‘soundscape’ that will illuminate and enhance the interior exhibition displays.

The museum is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Phone: 252-491-2409
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*Special Thanks to:

The North Carolina Humanities Council, an affiliate of the United States’ National Endowment for the Humanities, The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School and Lisa Bateman, artist. Through its programs, partnerships and scholarships, the Council preserves and shares the stories that bring North Carolina’s culture to life for the lives of all residents across the state.

We also thank Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism, audio engineer Mike Martine and volunteer radio engineer Joe Hartmann. We acknowledge and honor the Algonquin Native Americans who were stewards of these lands before us.