Naughty AND Nice December 11



What a GREAT evening for a great cause -- restoration of the Burwell School exterior in 2017.
Over 220 happy people packed
Leland Little Auctions for a fantastic show:  Naughty and Nice- songs and stories with Marshall Chapman, Jill McCorkle, Lee Smith and Matraca Berg.   These musicians and authors were moving, funny and brilliant.
The fun continued at Hot Tin Roof with a great party -- including fantastic food from LaPlace Restaurant, the Louisiana Cookery. 

Thanks to all - performers, donors, volunteers and audience members. 




Help paint the School!



 This beautiful lady needs some TLC-
an exterior restoration, including
repairs and a completely
new coat of paint.  It's a big job and
we want to accomplish it in 2017 in time for 
the bicentennial year of the
site's most famous resident,
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, born in 1818.

We've establshed a GoFundMe portal
and welcome your tax deductible
contribution. Thank you.

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Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly



As a young woman, she was an enslaved servant in the Burwell household, but later bought her freedom and became a successful dressmaker, an activist and author -- and a witness to history.

 Two new books available!