You’re Invited! Join TCNE to visit the Black Heritage Trail, Sept. 19, 2020

Join TCNE and First Event organizers for a fun, interesting and socially distanced event. This event is FREE, but please register so we can communicate and coordinate logistics. On Sept 19th we’ll walk the Black Heritage Trail, and enjoy a light lunch in the park.

The Black Heritage Trail is a 1.6-mile walking tour that explores the history of Boston’s 19th century African American community who primarily lived on the north slope of Beacon Hill. It is the largest collection of historic sites relating to life within a free Black community prior to the Civil War. Trail highlights include the 54th Regiment Memorial, the African Meeting House and we’ll learn the story about one of the historical figures featured along the trail was probably TRANS! True!

We’ll meet at the Robert Gould Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial across from the statehouse at 11AM on Saturday September 19th. The tour takes about 90 minutes (lots of steep hills, wear comfortable shoes). They are not able to provided guided tours at this time, so we picked up 15 copies of the self guided tours. We’ll be able to take turns planning tour guide and read the info to the group. After the tour, the we’ll settle in to the common for a bring your own outdoor lunch. (This will help with social distancing, cost and food preparation – bring a blanket and a Frisbee) This event is coordinated by FE chair and TCNE board member Cheryl Katon.

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