Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lawrence County Black History Tour

LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT FOR OCTOBER


Make your reservations now for the second annual, always popular
"Lawrence County Black History Tour."

On Saturday October 4th, join us on a unique tour of Lawrence County as you travel into the area that was once called "Little Africa". Sit back and relax on an climate- controlled handicapped- accessible bus while you learn about a forgotten chapter in our county's rich history.

This tour will take you to the areas where early African American pioneers once settled over 200 years ago. They migrated into this region as free blacks, mulattoes, servants, and former slaves. These early pioneers owned land, raised families, and built their own schools and churches. Farming and living off the land was a way of life. Some of these early settlers became residents of nearby growing towns. The tour will also take you into the town of Lawrenceville where you will discover more interesting historical highlights about black history in the county. 

There will be a 9:00AM – 11:00AM Morning Tour
and an 11:30AM - 1:30PM Afternoon Tour.

The tours will begin and end at the museum on the corner of 12th and State Street in Lawrenceville. Each tour will last two hours and will accommodate 26 people on a first come -first serve basis.

Reservations are suggested to ensure a seat!  Reservations and purchase of tickets ($10.00) can be made in person at the Museum.


Any questions concerning the tour, please call 618-928-0831 or 618-945-5700.

If you took this tour last year you know how much fun it was, and Larry and Carl Curry promise a few surprises this year....so sign up now before all the seats are taken. If  you were unable to go with us last year...You won't want to miss it this year!