The Stories We Tell: Cabin Sleepover Experience

Black and white photo of fireplace behind image of Slave Dwelling Project founder Joseph McGill

Event Description

Mr. Joseph McGill, Founder and Executive Director of the Slave Dwelling Project, invites you for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. During this intimate evening, guests will sleep in a historic log cabin at The President James K. Polk State Historic Site, birthplace of the 11th U.S. President. Here, participants will have the opportunity to share in a meaningful discussion on the life experiences of enslaved peoples, contemporary social issues and the U.S. presidency before spending their evening in a crudely constructed historic log cabin.

Following the sleepover, you will have the opportunity to reflect, write and record your story using a variety of media, including digital and video recorders and journals.


This event is made possible through the Friends of President Polk’s Birthplace Inc. and through funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.