Black History Month Walking Tours start Thursday

From WSJ Staff Reports

On Feb. 3, the Town of Wake Forest began offering free Black History Month Walking Tours of the Northeast Community every Thursday in February at 1 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required by completing the online sign-up form at https://bit.ly/BHMWalkingTours. Space is limited to the first 15 participants to sign up for each tour.

Led by staff from Historic Preservation Planning and the Wake Forest Historical Museum, the tours will include Olive Branch Baptist Church, Alston-Massenburg Center, the newly restored Ailey Young House, the African American Cemetery, and more. Along the way, each group will discuss the developmental and architectural history of the area, along with the significant men and women who shaped the Northeast Community. Tours are outside only and will not include the inside of individual homes or buildings.

Each tour is approximately 90 minutes and will begin at Taylor Street Park, 416 N. Taylor St., proceed south to East Spring Street, west to North White Street, north to East Juniper Avenue and east back to Taylor Street Park. 

For complete details, visit https://bit.ly/BHMWalkingTours or contact Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or mmichael@wakeforestnc.gov.

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