OCHM to host Native American storytelling event

The Orange County Historical Museum is thrilled to once again host Lawrence Dunmore, professional storyteller and historian for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, for a virtual Native American storytelling event. This event will be live streamed by the Museum on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 7pm. Viewers are invited to join Dunmore for an evening full of traditional tales, exploring stories and cultural traditions from the Occaneech-Saponi people and other Native peoples and Nations from Turtle Island. 

The Orange County Historical Museum is thrilled to once again host Lawrence Dunmore, professional storyteller and historian for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, for a virtual Native American storytelling event. This event will be live streamed by the Museum on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 7pm.

Viewers are invited to join Dunmore for an evening full of traditional tales, exploring stories and cultural traditions from the Occaneech-Saponi people and other Native peoples and Nations from Turtle Island. 

This virtual event is free and family friendly, with easy registration available through the museum’s website at www.orangehistroync.org/events. The event will also be recorded and made available to all who register. This event is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

‘Native American Storytelling’ is one of the programs offered to accompany the newest exhibit at the OCHM, Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi, which features artifacts created and loaned by members of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. It explores the many physical and cultural journeys made by the Occaneechi – from prehistoric times to the present.  

To book a time to visit the exhibit in person, please visit www.orangehistorync.org/visit, or call 919-732-2201.