DURHAM, NC — Reach for the stars in an exploration of the Night Sky at Historic Stagville on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To celebrate Black History Month, Stagville is partnering with Morehead Planetarium to present a stellar program. It will focus on astronomy and the night sky myths, legends told in African cultures, and related stories told by scientists today.
Storytelling will start the program, then guests can step into original structures from the 1700s and 1800s to learn about the lives of enslaved people through interpreters. Visitors also can peer through planetarium telescopes at the moon and Jupiter! A constellation tour examining the same stars as the ancestors saw will wrap up the program.
Expand your universe and bring friends and family to the free program. Historic Stagville interprets the colonial and antebellum eras and is within the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. It is located at 5828 Old Oxford Highway in Durham. For additional information call (919) 620-0120 or visit Stagville online.