News Release 050
Slavery exhibit featured at Deutschheim State Historic Site
Volume 37-050 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, FEB. 25, 2009 --- Visitors can learn about slavery in Missouri through the "Slavery's Echoes" exhibit on display through March 15 at Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Former slaves from all over the country were interviewed by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s and those interviews are preserved in the National Archives. This exhibit focuses on former Missouri slaves who were interviewed when they were in their 80s and 90s and balances their words with historical research on slavery in Missouri. The exhibit was originally developed by the Department of Natural Resources' staff for display in the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City.
The exhibit is displayed in the historic site's office, which is located 107 West 2nd Street in Hermann. For more information, call the historic site at 573-486-2200 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit www.mostateparks.com.