DON & CATHARINE BRYAN
Challenge, Inspire and Educate
Juneteenth at the Pea Island Cookhouse Museum with Tshombe Selby
Pea Island Preservation Society, Inc. & Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series
Saturday June 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Pea Island Cookhouse Museum at Collins Park,
622 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo
The Pea Island Preservation Society, Inc., (PIPSI) is pleased to announce that on June 19, 2021, at 5:00 pm, Tshombe Selby, a beloved native of Manteo will help celebrate Juneteenth, the end of slavery in America, with an afternoon concert, The Sounds of Freedom, at the Pea Island Cookhouse Museum at Collins Park. Tshombe, a tenor who made his debut at Carnegie Hall and who now performs at the Metropolitan Opera House, will use the front porch of the muse-um to sing spirituals and other songs to celebrate freedom.
This free outdoor event is being held in collaboration with the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series and with sponsor support from Towne Bank, Island Xpertees, and Outer Banks Dreams Realty. Please save the date and plan to come.
The concert is being held to remember the importance of Juneteenth, a day the story of Richard Etheridge who grew up enslaved on Roanoke Island, so tellingly reminds us of Richard Etheridge, the nation’s first black Keeper in the US Life-Saving Service and the historic all-black station he commanded, Station Pea Island, is a stark reminder of Juneteenth. The concert is also to encourage volunteers, membership, and financial support for PUPAU,
The Outer Banks Community Foundation manages our endowment.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series brings important cultural events to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our events often involve bringing our performers, our artists together with local students to expand arts education in our area. Other things you should know about the Series:
We rely on public support to keep our events coming to the area, to keep our ticket prices low and to maintain our deep engagement with local students. You can donate to the series online.
We partner with many local nonprofits including the Dare County Arts Council, the Outer Banks forum for the Lively Arts and the Dare County Youth Orchestra among others
We are an all volunteer organization, formed in 2012. You can meet our board, read about our finances and other boring stuff here.
Many of our events are reviewed for us by local writer Kip Tabb. You fan find Kipp's reviews and more on our Reviews Page.