The Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project presents its “Roots Run Deep” tour launch event, taking place at several locations on April 29 from 11AM to 2PM:

Josephine School Community Museum

303 Josephine St.
Berryville, VA 22611

Bethel Baptist Church

18 Carillon Dr.
Luray, Virginia 22835

Mt. Jackson Historic Colored Cemetery

207 Valley Rd.
Mount Jackson, VA 22842

Harrisonburg Friendly City Co-op

150 E Wolfe St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Booker T. Washington Community Center

1100 W Johnson St.
Staunton, Virginia 24401

For the tour launch, individuals and partners of the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project will be present at each location to provide light refreshments, tour maps, and booklets for guests. Additional information on each “Roots Run Deep” tour will also be available.

Tours are self-guided driving or walking tours featuring historic African American churches, burial grounds, businesses and museums. These tours were created by local historians, educators, members of the community and historic African American churches.

Tour Launch Event Flyer, April 29, 2023
Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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