Black History Month in February 2019 offers opportunities for area residents to become tour conductors to share Lancaster’s African American experience and civil rights heritage with visitors and local residents.
Interested persons will be trained during a series of 2-hour sessions every Saturday in February. Stipends are available for trainees who complete the course requirements successfully and agree to participate in the upcoming fourth season of African American Heritage Walking Tours in the historic City of Lancaster.
The training sessions, on February 2, 9, 16 and 23, will be held on the second floor of the City of Lancaster Visitor Center, 38 Penn Square in Lancaster. Sessions will begin at 10 AM and end at noon. Volunteers from the African American Heritage Walking Tour program will guide trainees through tour information and procedures.
“This is a unique opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds,” said Dr. Leroy Hopkins, President of African American Historical Society of South Central PA. “The goal of our program is to promote greater awareness and understanding of the diversity of our community that is directly related to respect for one another’s heritage.”
To register for the training program contact Debbie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-393-
8553, or Dr. Hopkins, at 717-224-7030.