Museum has plans for Book of Negroes props

Amy Woolvett
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By Amy Woolvett

The Book of Negroes filming left behind an assortment of props, donating them to the Black Loyalist Heritage Museum.

“I thought we could at least approach them and see what they could give,” said Beverly Cox, site manager for the BLHS.

She said the movie producers were only too happy to help and donated an assortment of items including chairs, baskets, a doctor’s bag, fire stove and shackles.

The society knew just where to put the set items.

Last year the BLHS bought a house in Birchtown on Old Post Road.

“It was one of the original Black Loyalist land grants,” said Cox. 

The BLHS has plans to create a living history program in the next couple of years at the site.

 There they will have people in costume acting out a typical day for a Black Loyalist.

The movie set props started off the project with a good start on equipping the room in the era of the Black Loyalist.

They also received pews and benches they placed inside of the church in Birchtown.

Organizations: Black Loyalist Heritage Museum

Geographic location: Birchtown, Old Post Road

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