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March 8, 2020

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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First floor historic rooms, exhibits, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Architectural and preservation concerns prevent us from being able to provide elevator service to second floor rooms, however, interpretive materials are available upon request for our second floor exhibits and displays.

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Oratory Sunday

An If These Walls Could Talk Performance

March 8, 2020

Doors Open at 3:00 PM

Performance Starts at 3:30 PM

Oratory Sunday is a historical fiction call and response between historic Wheatville’s Reverend Jacob Fontaine and Reverend H.B. Rose of the Neill-Cochran House.  

In addition to Jennifer Cumberbatch’s performance, Reverend G.V. Clark and Mary Cochran Bohls on behalf of her grandfather, H.B. Rose, will be presented with Jacob Fontaine Awards for their faithful contributions and services to the community. 


Students (with ID) – $10 

Friends of NCHM – $15 

Standard -$20

Meet the Artist

Jennifer Rousseau Cumberbatch

Jennifer Rousseau Cumberbatch is a pastor, counselor, actress and playwright from Austin, the owner and founder of JR Cumberbatch Productions, and Cumberbatch Confections. Jennifer is sent out from Agape Christian Ministries, where she was an associate pastor, to found and establish Full Measure Ministries. She has written, starred in, staged and produced several productions, in Austin and throughout Texas. She has starred in her one woman show “R3: Real Life, Real Women, Real Stories”, “and performed as “Sadie” Delany in “Having Our Say, the Delany Sisters First 100 Years”, and Sally Burditt in “The Bluebellies in Austin: Readings from the Travis Country Slave Narratives”. Jennifer worked with and was directed by the late and venerable Boyd Vance, founder and artistic director of the now defunct Pro Arts Collective. The Boyd Vance Theater at Austin’s Carver museum is named after this great artist and visionary and is the inspiration for Jennifer’s Production Company and passion to tell the stories of African Americans, Black people and all peoples with authenticity and depth in the context of the American landscape. A graduate of Brown University and Austin’s Seminary of the Southwest, Jennifer also preaches, teaches, leads retreats, and is a vocalist and published writer.