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Feb 11, 2016 | Featured News | 0 comments

Allensworth Park’s Black History event

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Written by Tina Botill


Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park and the Friends of Allensworth would like to invite the public to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is a park honoring the only town in California that was founded, financed, and governed by African Americans. The event will focus on the contributions African Americans made to education and that the town represented the freedom of the discriminatory laws at the turn of the 20th century.


The open house will have docents in period attire giving tours of some of the 22 historic buildings. A chocolate scavenger hunt will entice visitors to visit the buildings to sample different chocolates that were available or invented in the early 20th century. A chocolate tasting will happen at the visitor center stage, so bring an appetite for history and chocolate and enjoy a day at the unique historic site.


The park entrance fee is $8 per passenger vehicle, $50 for a bus with 24 passengers and less, and $100 for a bus with 25 passengers and more.


For more information and directions to the park, please call 661-849-3433 or email Jerelyn.Oliveira@parks.ca.gov.




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