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Tour of Slave Ship Exhibition Now On-line!

April 21, 2000

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History has made an on-line tour of the Henrietta Marie exhibition available at http://www.wvculture.org (Follow "Exhibits" or "What's New" link.)  

The Education packet for the exhibition is also available to teachers and students for downloading at (PDF -1MG) http://wvde.state.wv.us/graph/cover-stories/2000/henrietta.pdf  

"A Slave Ship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie," is a landmark national traveling exhibition tracing the history of a 17th century English slave ship that wrecked off the coast of Key West, Florida, in 1700.  

The exhibit will be at the West Virginia State Museum at the Cultural Center March 25 to June 20, 2000. This will be the first time that the exhibition is housed in a state facility that allows free access to the public.  

Teachers' kits have been developed for use with students in grades 6-8 and are available to groups visiting the exhibition. The kits -- which are free -- provide teachers with pre-visit classroom activities and will be sent to educators after tour reservations are made.  

Reservations may be made by calling 304-558-0220, ext. 171, or by calling 1-800-CALL WVA. To find out more about this unprecedented tour, visit the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's web site at http://www.wvculture.org  

 

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