Slave Dwelling Project

Friday, May 27 – Saturday, May 28, 2022

Hosted by Old City Park, The Slave Dwelling Project is returning to North Texas for the third year, bringing forward the stories of the enslaved African Americans at Millermore & the Gano Farmstead, now located at Old City Park. 

Based in South Carolina, The Slave Dwelling Project’s mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings. This is done primarily through public programming, including sleeping overnight in these buildings.

Hosting the Slave Dwelling Project and continuing the project’s mission could not be possible without the collaborative efforts of partners such as Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation, Dallas County Justice Initiative, Remembering Black Dallas, Soul Rep Theatre, and the Irving Archives and Museum

Schedule of Events


10am – 4pm

Tammy Wilson : Washer Woman Demonstration 

Gilbert Walker : Blacksmith Demonstration

Nicole Moore : Cooking Demonstration 

3:00pm : Dontavius Williams Presentation