Narratives in the Making: Unearthing the Stories Within Us

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February 23
at 2:00pm

In partnership with Eastville Community Historical Society (ECHS), Sylvester Manor presents the 6th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This year’s program will present how various pieces make up an historic story and the ways those stories are uncovered through social sciences, humanities, archaeology, oral history and documentation. Reception to follow.


Dr. Georgette Grier-Key – Executive Director/Curator, Eastville Community Historical Society, Sag Harbor

Cordell Reaves – Historic Preservation Program Analyst, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Chris Matthews – Historical Archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology, Montclair State University

Donnamarie Barnes – Curator/Archivist, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, Shelter Island



2:00-3:30 pm Panel discussions and presentations

3:30-4:00 pm Reception (light appetizers and cash bar)

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