July 12th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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maggie walker

Be a part of the Maggie L. Walker Birthday Celebration this Saturday, July 14, from 12-4pm at the Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site (600 North 2nd Street).

Born on July 15, 1864 in Richmond, VA, Maggie L. Walker devoted her life to advancing the fight for civil rights and continuing the legacy of Emancipation. Walker was both a social activist and entrepreneur who advocated economic independence within the black community.

Join us on July 14, 2012 to celebrate and honor Mrs. Walker’s legacy on the anniversary of her birth.

All Day Activities:

    Historic Home Tours: Join rangers on a guided tour of Maggie L. Walker historic home.

    Exhibit Hall: Tour the exhibit hall to learn more about Walker’s life and accomplishments.

    Hunt for History: Become a junior ranger! Kids can earn badges or patches by completing activities in a work book.

    Become a Juvenile Cadet: Walker and the IOSL Juvenile Cadets wore their regalia with pride, showing their accomplishments. Children can make their own regalia pieces showing their own accomplishments and achievements.

    Living History: Mrs. Walker’s home and possessions reflected her prominence as a leader in the black community. Experience a rare opportunity to see a luxury 1932 Pierce Arrow car, similar to the one Mrs. Walker owned.

In addition to some presentations and ceremonies during the celebration, there will be music and birthday cake at 1:30pm, and a walking tour of Jackson Ward at 3:45pm.

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