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Black History at Ashland, an Open House

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ashland will host an open house to debut a new tour that looks at the history of African Americans, enslaved and later employed, at Ashland from 1808-1948. This tour will cover many aspects of the lives of enslaved people at Ashland and including some material never covered in other tours. It will also explore the people employed by the McDowells and Bullocks between 1882 and 1948 much more deeply than ever before. This tour will include new images and archival material never previously discussed or shown.

Along with the tour, Board Member Shea Brown and colleagues will be on hand to showcase the Digital Access Project, the new project of the Fayette County Clerk’s Office to make records relating to African American History and particularly slavery available online. Visitors will be able to see the new access portal demonstrated and learn how to use it.

The house will be opened with station guides. Visitors will need to sign up for entry times available every 15 minutes until 3:00.

Click on the link below to purchase tickets.


February 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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