Daniel A. Payne CDC’s Pilgrimage to Slave Cemetery at Button Farm Living History Center

Posted on: May 25th, 2014

Ancestors, Guardians and Guides:  Part III

On June 28, 2014, the Daniel A. Payne Community Development Corporation will present Part III of the trilogy, Ancestors, Guardians and Guides: “A Pilgrimage to Slave Cemetery at Button Farm Living History Center”.  Part I was launched in November 2013 with an exhibition at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives. Part II was “A Scholar’s Symposium: The Idea of Ancestry and its Role in Contemporary Life and Society”, held on April 13, 2014, at Metropolitan AME Church.  There are three overarching themes to the trilogy: Roots; Resistance; and Remembrance.

The Button Farm Living History Center depicts 19th century slave plantation life and the heroic story of the Underground Railroad.  The Pilgrimage includes a brief program, a walk to the cemetery, remarks by William H. Lamar IV, Pastor, Metropolitan AME Church, and by Anthony Cohen, Director of the Menare Foundation, about the historic site.  The program will run from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The Pilgrimage will be held in conjunction with Montgomery County’s Heritage Days so the Center will also have re-enactors, docents, and exhibitors available for visitors.

The Button Farm Living History Center is located in Seneca Creek State Park, 16820 Black Road, Germantown, Maryland.    Please save the date and plan to join us for a rich and inspiring experience.