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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Historical Museum
News Release
Sunday, February 05, 2017

The Brazoria County Historical Museum is proud to present an outdoor performance with Hope Shiver as Harriet Tubman on Saturday, February 25th at 2pm. Take a musical ride on the Underground Railroad to meet the heroic Harriet Tubman, and learn of her early experiences as a slave. Discover how Tubman led fellow freedom-seeking slaves to hiding places on their way to safety in the North.

Storyteller Hope Shiver interweaves Tubman’s poignant story with spirituals and work songs, allowing audiences to discover the lyrics of such songs as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Git on Board,” which often contained hidden messages for slaves preparing to escape to freedom. David Keepman provides musical accompaniment as audience members chant, clap, cheer, and rejoice in experiencing the famous railroad.

Hope Shiver, a former Miss Alabama and Miss Congeniality with the Miss International Beauty Pageant, is a native of Mobile, Alabama. Ms. Shiver's has performed internationally and her credits include commercials, films, solo performances with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Galveston Symphony, Theatre Under The Stars, and the Houston Grand Opera, to name a few.

This free outdoor performance will be held on the Museum’s south lawn, 100 East Cedar Angleton. Performance starts at 2pm. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs for an afternoon of family fun. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved into the Museum’s Courtroom; however, there will be limited seating. For more information call 979-864-1208 or follow the Museum on Facebook.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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