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An Appalachian Christmas Carol

December 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$2.00 – $18

This Christmas, Vance Birthplace will partner with the American Myth Center to present one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but with the Vance family and enslaved people smack dab in the middle. Through the theatrical magic of toy and shadow theater, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future will explore the life of Venus, an enslaved woman that lives on the Vance property. Visitors will go on an extraordinary and illuminating journey through the entire site, from the Birthplace to the 1790s slave cabin.
The American Myth Center is a non-profit organization in Asheville whose mission is to create new American Myths to serve as familiar points of reference in the urgent, yet enduring, investigation of our home. 

This is a ticketed event. Tours will run every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 pm with the last tour at 8:00 pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 

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December 7, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$2.00 – $18


Vance Birthplace State Historic Site
911 Reems Creek Road
Weaverville, NC 28787 United States
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