NEW GUIDED TOUR HOURS
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, tours of the mansion and farm site's buildings are offered on FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY ONLY from 10 am to 4 pm. Buildings are closed to the public Monday through Thursday. Grounds are open daily from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Vistior Contact Station Update-Construction Advisory
Phase III will continue as designed and this is the longest phase of the project. The Entrance Road and Parking Area will be defined. PARKING IS VERY LIMITED AND BUSES ARE PROHIBITED FROM THE MANSION'S PARKING LOT. More »
02/10/2013Location: Orangery | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: visitors' hyphen Contact Phone Number: 410 823-1309 x251
Dem Dried Bones is a One Act Play written and directed by Gordon Parks, Inspired by Victoria Smith, and based on "Fortune's Bones, The Manumission Requiem" written by Marilyn Nelson.
After hearing the story of "Fortune's Bones", Gordon felt compelled to share the story with others. Since theater is his first love, he decided to use the stage as the arena to enlighten the public.
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The play is performed as a "Home Going Celebration." It is an effort to eulogize, memorialize,and commemorate the life of a forgotten ancestor. "Dem Dried Bones" was written to educate, as well as entertain through singing, dancing, storytelling, with character enactments and monolouges. The audience is encouraged to participate through singing and dancing and making a joyful noise.