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Posted on: January 22, 2023

Freedom: The Hands that Built History Tour

Freedom Tour News Flash

Come commemorate Black History Month as we pay tribute to the generations of African Americans whose hard work, talents and skills built this nation. Freedom: The Hands that Built History Tour is Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road. This impactful event and tour will highlight how black slaves struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society - essentially winning their freedom.  The guided tour of the Free Black Settlement will start at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. Along the way, experience stories of hardship and triumph detailed by Dylan Pritchett, a Virginia Black Storyteller. Meet African American artisans who will demonstrate woodworking and white oak basket weaving (available for purchase) just as it was done centuries ago. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee (includes hot beverages): $5/person; 3 and younger free. Registration is required to select one of four tour timeslots:
Select One: 
10-10:30 a.m. 
11-11:30 a.m.
Noon – 12:30 p.m. 
1-1:30 p.m. 

 Register online or call 757-259-4200. For more information, call 757-259-5353 or email parks.rec@jamescitycountyva.gov
 All outdoor events are weather permitting; call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 for any changes in schedule. 

¤ Check out the Parks & Recreation  Annual Report  to learn more about us and our community partners!   

Media Contact:
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist 
veda.mcmullen@jamescitycountyva.gov; 757-259-5415

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