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African American History Day
November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Blacks Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley
Belle Grove will honor its African American history with demonstrations, interpretive programs, and talks.
The Hite family at Belle Grove owned and enslaved 276 men, women, and children from 1783 to 1851. Their lives and legacy must not be forgotten. Research is underway to learn about the contributions of the enslaved to the success of the Belle Grove. Please join this ongoing process of discovery and conversation.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, Belle Grove Plantation will be open free of charge and feature special programming on the African American history of the site and of the Shenandoah Valley with speakers and special guests from The Slave Dwelling Project and Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park.