Loading Events

« All Events

B(l)ack to the Past: Henry Wright, African American Southern Heritage Along The Florida-Georgia Border

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


This event will explore the Red Hills Region’s history through the life and descendants of Henry Wright, a formerly enslaved man who voted as a free man in the 1867 election, and raised a family in the Lake Iamonia and Bradfordville areas. The morning session promises a unique experience with a wagon ride and guided tour of the restored Jones Tenant Farm House, a preserved example of tenant farm life at Tall Timbers. Following the field tour, Rebecca Sloan Dickey, CPM, and Natalie King-Pedroso, PhD, will lead a discussion about their family and African-American life at Tall Timbers Research Station (formerly Tall Timbers Plantation). The event will culminate with socializing and a taste of authentic foods that have nourished African American communities for generations. By presenting authentic representations of the lives of African Americans in northern Leon County, they hope to elevate and present Tallahassee and Leon County as destinations for those interested in learning more about this important aspect of Florida’s history and culture.

Due to high demand, a waitlist is in effect. Use the link below to join the waitlist today. Be sure to confirm the email address you provide and check your email regularly for updates.
REGISTER HERE:  https://rb.gy/pauoqn


Stewards of Wildlife & Wildlands


Tall Timbers Research Station
13093 Henry Beadel Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32312 United States
+ Google Map
(850) 893-4153
View Venue Website