a row of two-story slave dwellings with brick chimneys on a bright spring day.

Spirit in the Land: An Afternoon at Historic Stagville


Noon: Guided tours at the Nasher Museum
2 PM: Guided walk at Historic Stagville with Vivette Jeffries Logan and Justin Robinson

The Nasher Museum and Historic Stagville co-present an afternoon of tours for all ages, inspired by the exhibition Spirit in the Land. We invite visitors to start the afternoon with a tour of the museum galleries, where 30 artists, through their artwork, show how our individual and collective identities are shaped by the natural world. The artists approach ecological awareness through a close attention to the communities most negatively affected by climate change, exemplifying how essential both biodiversity and cultural diversity are to our survival. Then we invite visitors to take a short drive to Historic Stagville, a state site that includes the remnants of the one of the largest plantations in North Carolina. The 165-acre site is dedicated to teaching about the lives, culture and labors of enslaved African Americans. Visitors will meet at the Horton Grove section of the site. Vivette Jeffries Logan and Justin Robinson will lead a commemorative and ecological guided walk. Free Spirit in the Land postcards will be available to take home.

Vivette Jeffries-Logan (Kanahabnen Tabunitckia translation: “Morning Star”) is an enrolled member of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, the Indigenous people of Orange, Alamance and Caswell counties in North Carolina.

Justin Robinson is a Grammy award-winning musician and vocalist, cultural preservationist, and historic foodways expert.

This event is supported by The Division of State Historic Sites and Properties and Historic Stagville State Historic Site.