Halton Museum Foundation presents two one-woman shows at Burlington’s Performing Arts Centre

Halton Museum Foundation presents two one-woman shows at Burlington’s Performing Arts Centre

Release Date: Feb 21, 2014

On March 5 & 6, 2014, the Halton Museum Foundation will celebrate Black History with two one-woman shows at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre External Link. On Wednesday, March 5, Leslie McCurdy will be featured in “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman,” followed by two performances of her new show “Things My Fore-Sisters Saw” on Thursday, March 6.

"Halton has deep ties to the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman’s story is part of that history," said Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair. "I invite residents to join the Halton Region Museum in celebrating Black History and the important events, people and stories that not only play an integral role in Black History, but in Canadian History as well.”

In “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman,” Leslie McCurdy portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman’s own. Her second show, “Things My Fore-Sisters Saw,” follows the lives of four women of African Descent who effected change in Canada. Named Outstanding Performing Artist of Windsor, Ontario, Leslie has been performing for many years in Southwestern Ontario and the Mid-Western United States. While she has many theatre credits, Leslie is best known for the one-woman plays that she wrote and has toured with internationally for 15 years.

These performances are geared towards students and teachers, covering many areas of the Social Studies and History curriculum. Audiences will have two opportunities to see each performance.

  • The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
  • Things My Fore-Sisters Saw
    Thursday, March 6, 2014 – 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is located at 440 Locust Street in Burlington view map External Link. Tickets are $10 for students and may be purchased by dialing 311, 905-875-2200, ext. 31, toll free 1-866-442-5866, or by emailing museum@halton.ca. For additional information, visit www.halton.ca/tubmanatthemuseum.

For more information about the Museum and the Halton Museum Foundation, dial 311, visit www.halton.ca/museum, call 905-875-2200, ext. 27, toll free 1-866-442-5866, or TTY 905-825-9833.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.


Media Contacts:

Nancy Field
Manager, Heritage Services
Halton Region
905-875-2200, ext. 22

Chris Cottick
Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 7227