reminder: September 19, 2021 Program

September 19, 2021 Program
Location: Williamsburg Regional Library Theater,
515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA
Time: Program starts at 2:00 pm

Sheila Arnold is a Professional Storyteller, Character Interpreter, and Teaching Artist. Master Storyteller, Sheila Arnold, shares local history on enslaved people who ran from slavery using the Underground Railroad, including some who used the locks, canals and waterways to escape. Most of the stories are from a highly respected 1870s book written
by William Still, a Conductor for the Underground Railroad and Secretary of the Philadelphia Abolitionist Society.

To attend: you must RSVP to with your name, email, and phone number.

Williamsburg Regional Library requires a face mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Sheila Arnold currently resides in Hampton, VA. She is a Professional Storyteller, Character Interpreter, and Teaching Artist. Through her company, History’s Alive!, Sheila has provided storytelling programs, historic character presentations, Christian monologues, dramatic/creative writing workshops, professional development for educators, and inspirational/motivational speeches at schools, churches, libraries, professional organizations, and museums, in 41 states since 2003.

Sheila has been a featured Storyteller at several Storytelling Festivals, including twice at Colonial Williamsburg Storytelling Festival (Williamsburg, VA). She also has twice been a Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, TN.

Sheila collaborates with storyteller, Darci Tucker, to produce the Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Concert and Retreat in Williamsburg, VA featuring nationally known Storytellers. Ms. Sheila, what she is commonly called, has also presented Professional Development sessions, Storytelling Programs, and Character Presentations at educational conferences.

Shelia is also a Museum Consultant, turning research into stories and scripts for exhibit designers and museums, and even book premiers. She recently was selected to be a Mt. Vernon Research Fellow, and she is a member of two large museum organizations. Previously, Sheila worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as a Coordinator with the Teacher Institute, in Public Relations and Event Manager, and as a Storyteller and Theatrical Interpreter. Sheila rounds out her talents by also being a Drama and Creative Writing workshop leader for children and adults.

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