Gayle Jackson 
Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center 


Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

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Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center 
4235 Willow Hill Road
Portal, GA 30450

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A Taste of Struggle - A Meal of An Enslaved People 


Come celebrate 400 Years of African-American History with us!

Cooking observation and museum tours - FREE

Slave meal donation - $50 (only 50 tickets)

Food historian Clarissa Clifton and Chef Cheryl Henry will prepare a full meal outdoors over an open pit, as was done during slavery. Guests are welcome to observe the eight-hour preparation ( 9 AM - 5 PM) or just come for a few hours. Dinner will be served at 5 PM for those who have purchased tickets.  The menu is as follows:

Appetizer:  Hoe Cakes served with Strawberry Preserves and Crème Fresh on top. 

Entrée; Hoppin’ John with Smoke Bones, Greens and Roasted Chicken cooked over saplings. 

Desert:  Homemade Pies. 

That same day the following exhibits will be open for touring.

New Exhibit:  "Keeping Warm":  A History of African American Quilt Making.  A Collection of Georgiana Byrd Davis (1867-1953)

“Tragedy at Ebenezer Creek” by Isaac McCaslin

 “Many Thousands Gone” - Prepared by Eric Saul and Amy Fisk in cooperation with The Center for Jubilee, Reconciliation and Healing, Inc, Patt Gilliard Gunn, President. 

“Beyond Property:  Slavery in Coastal Plain Georgia 1650-1865” – Prepared by Georgia Southern Museum and Department of History “Slavery in Bulloch County Georgia”

Your participation in this Fundraiser helps in the preservation of Bulloch County African American History at the Willow Hill Center as well as helping to keep our programs and events, free and open to the public.