The Milton Historical Society-Milton House Museum will host Eric Coble’s “Truth: The Testimonial of Sojourner Truth” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. It explores the life of Sojourner Truth, a woman searching for her identity in a country ripped apart by Civil War.
As she walks thousands of miles, her evolving faith and progressive ideas send shock waves through the nation. Through music, movement and drumming, her story comes to life; from her birth as a slave, watching her brothers and sisters, and even her own children sold away, to her meetings with President Abraham Lincoln and her explosive speeches across the Union; to her final crisis of faith, her own morality.
The one-woman show is directed by Dennis F. Johnson and features Marti Gobel.
Sojourner Truth was a friend to the Goodrich family that created the community of Milton and built the Milton House. Sojourner was a welcome guest of the Milton House Inn and the Goodrich’s while speaking in this area about slavery over 150 years ago.
The Milton House Museum, National Historic Landmark and a nationally recognized Underground Railroad (UGRR) location, is still the only UGRR in Wisconsin that can be toured. The production is a fundraiser for the continued support of the Milton House Museum. Tickets are on sale now at the Milton Historical Society for $10 each. Seating is limited. Tickets should be purchased in advance and are available by calling 868-7772.
The Milton Historical Society-Milton House Museum is located at 18 S. Janesville St.