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    Obliged to Cook: The Legacy of Enslaved Cooks

  • Dates:
    7/13/2019, 7/27/2019
  • Time:
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission:
    $8/adult, $7/student, $6/senior or child age 5-15
  • Location:
  • Address:
    3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151
  • Phone:
    (703) 437-1794

Visitors are invited to participate in a living history Forgotten Road Tour of buildings where Sully’s enslaved community lived and worked over 200 years ago. Visit the open hearth kitchen to see traditional recipes that would have been used by enslaved cooks and learn about the lasting influence of African-American foodways in American cuisine. Experience an 18th century wash day in the laundry, learn about herbal cures at the slave quarter cabin and hear traditional storytelling on the porch. Learn the names and stories of the enslaved at Sully, what is known about the people who labored here and how their contributions help shape Sully’s and in turn, American culture.

Come to Sully Historic Site on July 13th from noon to 2pm for our Obliged to Cook program. Learn about the legacy of the enslaved people who lived and labored at Sully. Admission to this program is $8/adult, $7/students $6/seniors & children. Preregistration is suggested, walk-ons are welcome! For more information, please contact Sully Historic Site at (703)-437-1794. We will be hosting sessions of this program on July 13th and July 27th, each from noon-2pm.