Education Packet for Slave Ship Exhibition Available to Teachers

March 29, 2000

The Education packet for the critically-acclaimed exhibition, "A Slave Ship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie," is available for download for teachers and students.  

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

The exhibit comes to the West Virginia State Museum at the Cultural Center March 25 to June 20, 2000. This will be the first time that the exhibition will be 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 call 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  

Download the Educational Packet (PDF -1MG)

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