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Feb 8, 2023 | Featured News | 0 comments

Black History event at Allensworth State Park

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Written by Tina Botill

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Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park and the Friends of Allensworth would like to invite the public to celebrate Black History Month Saturday, February 11 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 event will have docents in some of the 20 historic buildings.  Storytellers and singers are some of the activities that guests will enjoy when visiting the unique historic site. There will be live music, arts and crafts, vendors, community engagement, black history and more.

Park entrance fee is $10 per passenger vehicle, $50 for a bus with 25 passengers and less, and $75 for a bus with 25 passengers or more.

For more information visit https://www.friendsofallensworth.org/pages/events or for directions to the park, please call (661) 849-3433.

California State Parks provides for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. Learn more at www.parks.ca.gov.

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