This year for Black History Month, we are sharing a new virtual exhibit, titled “Who Was Aunt Dealy?”
Many visitors to Körner’s Folly have explored “Aunt Dealy’s Cottage,” the current (though temporarily closed due to COVID) gift shop and admissions counter, orientation theatre, and office space, and have had many thoughtful questions about the structure and its historic occupant.
This exhibit aims to provide more information and context about the life of Clara Körner, also known as Aunt Dealy, and her experiences. Clara’s life, spanning the years 1820 – 1896, offers a unique opportunity to explore the impact that slavery, Reconstruction, and a fast-changing society had upon the lives of Americans during this often overlooked historical period.
Click here to visit the virtual exhibit now.