For the first time ever, come experience historic 1757 Salubria manor as never before as the Germanna Foundation hosts “Salubria After Dark,” a special evening of professional storytelling on the grounds of historic Salubria, Culpeper County’s oldest brick house.
This event will be held on Friday, October 25, 3019 with entry times of 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm, rain or shine and on Saturday, October 26 with an entry time of 7:00 pm. Tickets are required (see below).
According to the National Storytelling Network, storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination. We are honored to have these four professional storytellers who have worked with Colonial Williamsburg come to Salubria for this ‘spook-tacular’ event where they will tell stories which will fright and delight the young and old alike:
- Shel Browder of Williamsburg Virginia is a blacksmith and professional storyteller. Browder started telling stories at Colonial Williamsburg and has always been interested in stories from the Gaelic people.
- Donna Wolf of Williamsburg Virginia is a talented actor and storyteller. Wolf has been telling stories for almost two decades. She especially enjoys telling what she calls, “Fractured Fairytales;” fairytales with a twist.
- Darci Tucker tells in schools across the country and shares festival stages with some of the best-known storytellers in the nation. Darci has told at the National Storytellers Conference and regularly appears in the “Stories That Make a Difference” benefit concert series.
- Gayle Turner has been telling stories since they were called lies. Appearing on stage for over 60 years, Gayle revels in sharing personal stories as well as tales from literature and history. He is the Executive Producer of The Storytellers Channel. Gayle currently has the honor of serving as President of the Virginia Storytelling Alliance.
How this event works:
Tickets are $15/person (sold only through EventBrite.com) and limited to 60 people per tour time (7:00 pm and 8:30 pm for Friday, 7:00 pm for Saturday). Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes BEFORE your entry time.
Guests will be divided into three groups of 20 and will be led by a Germanna Foundation staff member to three stops, where everyone will be greeted by a storyteller. The tour will last approximately one hour.
Parking is free and on site. Salubria is located at 19173 Salubria Lane (off Route 3/Germanna Highway) in Stevensburg, VA.
Disclaimer: This event is recommended for children 13 and up as some of the stories may not be suitable for young children.Buy Tickets for Friday, October 25 Buy Tickets for Saturday, October 26