I Lived Here as Well
Fridays and Saturdays, April 23, 2021 - June 19, 2021 10:00 a.m. at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum presents "I Lived Here As Well" on Friday and Saturday mornings at 10:00 from Friday, April 23, 2021 through Saturday, June 19, 2021
This presentation provides a look at how the slaves, freed men and women, and black servants lived and were treated in this boarding home over 200 years ago. These were people who may have spent their entire lives on this property, always using the back door, and rarely seen by the guests. The exhibit, on the third floor of the Ximenez-Fatio house is open to visitors who are taking a tour of the building and grounds.
Beginning on April 23, on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m., well-known actor James Bullock will depict five men who once lived in and worked in the house. Mr. Bullock's 45-minute presentation includes 4 costume changes, as he relates the duties and experiences of these men.
Until recently, the third-floor space had been left as an attic and the significance of the location had been lost. The co-managers of the property and the owners, the Colonial Dames of America, decided to restore the third floor to show how and where slaves were kept in the 1800s.
James Bullock, an acclaimed regional actor, provides this historical perspective. "If we forget or bury these stories," Bullock said, "we’re really robbing our future generations of knowing how hard we had to struggle to get here."
Admission: $25.00 per person. To make reservations, go here. Only one show will be presented each day, so reservations are encouraged.
When: On Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. from Friday, April 23, 2021 through Saturday June 19, 2021
Where: The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 28 Cadiz Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
For more information, go to their website, here.