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The DeLand Black Heritage Trail Presentation

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance together with the Burgess Museum will host a discussion on the DeLand Black Heritage Trail project as part of the Museum’s Lemonade and Local History series. The Heritage Trail is a self-guided cycling and walking route to connect Black heritage sites and interesting and historically significant landmarks within the Greater Spring Hill area and beyond. It will encourage people to get out of their cars to explore places of historical importance and create deeper social and economic connections with the rest of DeLand, and will inspire healthier outdoor social and recreational activities within their community. These connections can be a catalyst to breaking barriers and economic divides through greater historical awareness and community involvement.

Goals, plans, progress and upcoming events will be presented. A map brochure will be provided and a slide show of heritage landmarks will follow the presentation. The project working group meets monthly at 247 W Voorhis Avenue across from the J. W. Wright Building. Interested people are invited to join the working group.

The DeLand Black Heritage Trail project and related programming are funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 25 @ 10:00 am -
February 25 @ 12:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Marguerite Ardito, President of the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance, and Heritage Trail project Manager; Suze Peace, curator of the Burgess Museum and Heritage Trail contributor; Sarah Thorncroft Executive Director of the West Volusia Historical Society and Heritage Trail Historian.
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person

Event Contact:

Event Venue:

Burgess Museum at the DeLand Memorial Hospital and Veterans
230 N Stone St
DeLand, Florida 32720
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Venue Phone:
(321) 795-3179

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