Join in the fun at the Arlington House Syphax Wedding Reenactment
On Saturday, June 25, Jubilee Voices will perform as part of a reenactment of an 1826 wedding.
Jubilee Voices will perform during the ceremony in the same room where an enslaved couple who lived on the Arlington estate, Maria and Charles Syphax, were wed in 1826. Afterward Jubilee Voices will sing on the mansion’s massive portico, which has wonderful acoustics. Michael Twitty will join in the festivities, cooking out in the field, and other musicians will perform throughout the day.
The reenactment is part of a series of events at Arlington House. The Arlington House, Robert E. Lee Memorial, in Arlington National Cemetery interprets the history of the Custis and Lee families as well as enslaved families such as the Syphaxes, Grays, and Burkes, all of whom lived on the Arlington estate prior to the Civil War.