Virtual Event: Frenchtown Historical Markers Unveiling – Part II
Join the Tallahassee community for a Thanksgiving weekend unveiling of four new markers to the Frenchtown Historical Markers and Walking Trail on Saturday, November 28th from 10am to 2pm. The original nine and four new markers all provide an authentic history of the thriving community that was home to over 100 families. Along the self-guided trail, viewers will listen to oral histories of some of Frenchtown’s most prominent residents and learn about the area’s historic past.
Before walking the expanded trail, go to rileymuseum.org between 10 am and 2:00 pm to review an introductory video and like or share the event on Facebook; the first 50 will receive a free “Historic Frenchtown T-Shirt.” While at the museum’s website, link to the Tallahassee Leon County GIS “storymap” to experience the history of Frenchtown virtually “at your fingertips” while walking the trail. Printed maps and brochures will be available at the Riley Museum trail head table on the north side of the Renaissance Center located at 435 N. Macomb Street. The virtual unveiling is self-guided and event planners ask that everyone wear a mask and remain socially distanced as you walk the trail.