Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities – 2024 Cape May Preservation Fund Auction
Auction Ends: Feb 29, 2024 08:00 PM EST



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Estimated Value
$450 USD
$470 USD to dbf5f294d
Number of Bids
22  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Original framed painting by local artist, Chanelle René. This artwork was commissioned by Cape May MAC to be used in a new interpretive panel at the Cape May Lighthouse "A Beacon to Freedom," which was unveiled in October 2023. The painting depicts the story of “Crossing the Bay in a Bateau” from William Still’s famous book, “The Underground Railroad.” It is the story of six enslaved persons who fled from Maryland through Delaware and across the Delaware Bay to the coast of New Jersey in 1860, landing in their small boat not far from the Cape May Lighthouse after their harrowing journey. This amazing story is also told during Cape May's Underground Railroad Trolley Tour, part of the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom. 

Framed size measures 19.5 x 12.5 inches.