EVENT FLIER


The first-ever CELEBRATION AND COMMEMORATION of the

“Crossing the Rappahannock: A Pilgrimage to Freedom”
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22---- 9 AM to NOON


SPONSOR: The African American Heritage Alliance, Inc.,

CO-SPONSORS: The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The National Park Service, The Virginia Department of Historic Resources, The Civil War Trust, The Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, The Culpeper Branch of the NAACP, Unit 7058, The Woodward Family, The Currier Family, The Remington Community Partnership,
Coming To The Table: Mid-Atlantic Region Chapter.

 WHAT: The 150TH Anniversary of the 1862 “Crossing the Rappahannock: A Pilgrimage to Freedom:” an act of self- emancipation by slave refugees at Cow’s Ford near Tin Pot Run on the Rappahannock River AND the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s signing of the preliminary EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION.
ACTIVITIES BRIEF:
·        Speakers will address the Civil War history of the area & the national significance of events
·        Hymns by the “River Bank Choir”: if you would like to be part of this choir, contact Dr. Ellsworth Weaver, Th.D. at elbwhfw@gmail.com or 540-270-5969
·        Recreation of the crossing (weather permitting) see below
·        Reading of the names of slaves from Culpeper County
·        Historic organizations will be available with material about African- American genealogy.
 
 
The RECREATION OF “THE CROSSING”
Weather permitting a limited # of Pre–Registered volunteers will retrace the “freedom” route across the Rappahannock River. Interested participants will be provided details and a waiver to be signed and returned prior to Sept. 22. Contact Zann Nelson see below

LOCATION:  Cow’s Ford near Tin Pot Run, Remington, VA in Fauquier County. The event site is set on private property on Summerduck Rd 1/2 mile SE of the Town of Remington. Directional signs will be posted.

PARKING: Parking on site and accommodations for overflow -possibly off site - will be available.  If needed, a shuttle bus will serve the offsite parking area.  Directional signs for the event and parking sites will be posted in Remington. Watch for updates and plan to arrive early.
WHAT to BRING: Friends, walking shoes, bug spray, sun block, water, a lawn chair or blanket, and a great attitude.
FREE TO ALL: Donations are always welcome and will benefit the Afro-American Historical Assoc. of Fauquier County and the African American Heritage Alliance, Inc. RESERVATIONS for GENERAL ATTENDANCE: Not required BUT recommended
RESERVATIONS AND INFO: Contact Zann Nelson at 540-547-2395/ M16439@aol.com or Karen White at AAHA at (540) 253-7488 info@aahafauquier.org or (703) 966-6898. Visit http://thequestforhistory.blogspot.com

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