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