Come to the African American Heritage Center on select Saturdays this summer for a tour of its historical and contemporary art exhibitions led by a Trailblazer community guide. The Trailblazers are local high school and college-aged students who have been trained to provide educational and engaging tours of the Heritage Center's exhibitions. The Trailblazer program is the result of a partnership between City of Promise and the African American Heritage Center. All tours are free and require no RSVP. Read on for dates and tour information.
"Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad"
Get a new perspective on the Underground Railroad with a tour of the contemporary exhibition "Through Darkness to Light: Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad" by the nationally renowned photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales:
June 17: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM
June 24: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM
"Pride Overcomes Prejudice"
Learn about the founding of the Jefferson School and its place in the larger Charlottesville community with a tour of Heritage Center’s permanent historical exhibition "Pride Overcomes Prejudice":
July 22: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM
July 29: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM
The Heritage Center is proud to be hosting the first public exhibition by local photographer Yolonda Coles-Jones. Join the Trailblazers for a premier tour:
August 5: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM
August 12: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM
August 19: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM
Located in Charlottesville's historic Jefferson School City Center, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center features a permanent historical exhibit, a rotating contemporary art gallery, and a robust calendar of events, all of which combine to highlight Charlottesville's African American history and culture of the African diaspora. more