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Samuel Harrison Society Hosts Heritage Walk 10/05/2008
On Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., the Samuel Harrison Society, in conjunction with Heritage Walks 2008, will be sponsoring an historic sites walk. Frances Jones-Sneed, Professor of History at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and trustee of the Samuel Harrison Society will take participants on an easy walk throughout Pittsfield’s urban center.  The walk will start at the northern end of North Street at the corner of North and Linden Streets.   The tour will highlight African-American history and include stops along the way that have been designated by the African-American Heritage Trail as historically significant.  Rich African-American history will be shared and the walk will conclude with a visit to the homestead of Rev. Samuel Harrison – an ardent abolitionist and early civil rights pioneer.  His home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is designated as a National Parks Service Save America’s Treasures historic site, and is a Massachusetts Historic Commission Preservation Project.  The historic house is currently undergoing restoration and preservation.  Those interested should pre-register with Housatonic Heritage at 860-435-9505 and for more information please visit their website at www.heritage-hikes.org.

Dawn Morin
Samuel Harrison Society

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