Weekend of October 5-6: Community Uniting! – Salute to African American Heritage
Join Community Uniting! on Saturday, 10 Am to Noon, for a walking tour of Arican American sites in downtown Chambersburg. The weekend dedication continues on Sunday with Free Festival at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau from 2 PM to PM. Activities for the African-American Heritage Weekendinclude:
Saturday Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon – Walk thru History!
Meet at St. James AME Church 510 So Main St, Chbg.
Park on South St. lot btw Main & 2nd Sts. or at SCCAP on So. Main St.
Learn the history of South End Chambersburg: 3 Churches (St. James, John Wesley, Mt. Moriah), Mike Waters Park, Kerrstown Neighborhood, notable residents, & more!
12 pm Lunch at St. James – BYO or place a hoagie order ($8) on Saturday a.m.
Sites included on the walk are: St James AME Church, Marin Delany residence, Kerrstown Square, John Wesley AME, Frederick Douglas-John Brown meeting site, 1967 fair housing march, original Mt Morial Baptist Church, Liberty Street neighborhoods, Mike Waters Playground
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 – 4 p.m. Free Festival!
at Franklin County Visitors Center on the Square, 15 South Main Street,
Storytelling – Joseph Winters: Local Inventor & Abolitionist
Gospel Dancers – Stepdancers – Music & Book-Talk & Book-Signing
Mask-Making – Refreshments – & More!