Black History Month is more than just a monthlong observance at the Sully Historic Site. It’s woven into the very history of the house and the people who lived there. In addition to our ongoing tours of the home and outbuildings, Sully Historic Site will welcome three guest speakers to the site during the month of February to share insightful and incredible stories honoring Black History Month.
(Virtual Lecture) Dr. Charles R. Drew: African American Pioneer in Blood Plasma
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, 3 p.m.
Presenter: Cathleen Drew
Dr. Charles R. Drew was born and raised in Washington D.C. and Arlington; he became a pioneer in developing long-term storage for plasma. Learn about his incredible life that would help thousands from his grandniece, special guest speaker Cathleen Drew, a senior prevention program manager in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. This online program is funded by the Sully Foundation Ltd. and will be a free virtual lecture.
Register for Dr. Charles R. Drew: African American Pioneer in Blood Plasma
(Virtual Lecture) Enslaved Resistance and Resilience in Fairfax County
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, 3 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Sheri Huerta
Across Northern Virginia, enslaved men, women and children challenged their enslavers and the bonds of enslavement through many forms of resistance. This presentation explores some of their stories and the impact of their resistance and resilience on anti-slavery activism. Presented by special guest speaker Dr. Sheri Huerta, an adjunct professor at George Mason University in the department of history and art history. This online program is funded by the Sully Foundation Ltd. and will be a free virtual lecture.
Register for Enslaved Resistance and Resilience
Lunch and Learn: 18th Century Health Care from Two Perspectives
Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Tory Cabrera
If you prefer a more hands-on experience and conversation, bring your lunch and join Tory Cabrera for an informal talk that includes displays and a Q&A, as we compare the health care methods, medicines and healing traditions employed by both the enslaved and free communities in the Federal period. Enrollment in this activity is $8 per person.
Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, Virginia. For more information, go to Sully Historic Site or call 703-437-1794.