Hulda: The Other Legend of Sleepy Hollow


Sun, Sep 24, 2023    
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites
71 Somerset Street, Somerville, Somerset, 08876

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Hulda: The Other Legend of Sleepy Hollow, previously seen at New York’s Old Dutch Church, comes this fall to New Jersey’s Old Dutch Parsonage.

The churchyard of the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, made famous as haunt of the “Headless Horseman” in Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” is resting place for Hulda of Bohemia. Shunned from society as a witch, Hulda later won acclaim as a Patriot hero of the Revolutionary War.

Featuring Carla Lynne Hall, with an original score performed by Jim Keyes, this one-woman show tells the story of Hulda from the perspective of Abby, an enslaved African girl Hulda befriends at a time when both are forced to live on the edges of society.

Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for this outdoors autumnal dramatic presentation.

This program is sponsored by the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association as part of a series “Early Black American Women in Words” observing the 250th anniversary in 2023 of Black American poet Phillis Wheatley’s journey to London in the summer of 1773 and publication of Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. This series is supported by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.