Master storyteller comes to Sailor’s Creek

Published 11:52 am Friday, October 29, 2021

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On Saturday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m., Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will to offer a presentation featuring the talents of Sheila Arnold, a nationally recognized speaker, master storyteller and riveting historic character interpreter. Audience members will be spellbound as Arnold transforms into “Ol’ Bess,” a 19th Century enslaved person providing unique insights and perspectives into what her life and culture was like against the backdrop of the American Civil War.

This family-friendly program is free to the public. Current COVID-19 protocols including social distancing shall be observed.  For more information, contact the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Visitor Center at (804) 561-7510 or email