25 September 2016

SAVE THE DATE: 10/09/16 - 14th Annual Gabriel Forum

See the Facebook Event page for details and updates.

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And, for your educational enrichment, please check out the website of one of the organizations endorsing the Community Proposal for Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park:

The Rokeby Museum

ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
From 1793 to 1961, Rokeby was home to four generations of Robinsons — a remarkable family of Quakers, farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors. Today, the Robinson family’s home is a National Historic Landmark, designated for its exceptional Underground Railroad history. Rokeby is among the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the county, one the National Park Service has described as:
     “unrivaled among known sites for its historical integrity
      and the poignancy of the stories it tells.”
Telling those stories is at the center of the Museum’s mission, which is to “connect visitors with the human experience of the Underground Railroad and with the lives of the Robinsons, who lived on and farmed this land for nearly 200 years.”