CALLING ALL PARTNERS:

SPRING 2014 PARTNERSHIP MEETING

Friday, April 25th

9:30 am - noon

Franklin County

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UPCOMING PARTNERSHIP EVENTS:

SOUTH MOUNTAIN SPEAKERS SERIES EVENT

HALLOWED GROUNDS, ENDANGERED HISTORY: PRESERVING THE HISTORIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN BURIAL GROUNDS OF THE SOUTH MOUNTAIN REGION

Thursday, April 17th

Shippensburg University

More details available at the Speakers Series website. 

 

2014 SPRING PARTNERSHIP MEETING

Friday, April 25th

Franklin County

More Information and Register Here. 

 

BurialGroundsSOUTH MOUNTAIN SPEAKERS SERIES

 

Hallowed Grounds, Endangered History: Preserving the Historic African-American Burial Grounds of the South Mountain Region.

 

Thursday, April 17th

Shippensburg University, Old Main Chapel
7:00 p.m

 

 

 

Over the last two hundred and fifty years, African American churches and organizations have established dozens of burial grounds in communities throughout the South Mountain region. These historic cemeteries provide remarkable sites for documenting the rich African American history of the region, including such issues as the history of slavery, emancipation, segregation, and African-American military service in the United States Civil War. Today, many of these historic burial grounds have vanished, or they are threatened by a combination of weathering, neglect, vandalism, and development.  The public talk by Dr. Steven Burg, Professor of History at Shippensburg University, will discuss the ways that the historic burial grounds of the South Mountain can be used to discover the region's rich African-American history.  Dr. Burg's talk will then consider the threats posed to these sites, and a variety of efforts that are currently underway to preserve, protect, and share the stories of these hallowed grounds. A panel discussion will follow.

      
            

 

More information can be found at:

http://southmountainspeakers.blogspot.com/

 

SpringSMPMeeting 

Spring 2014 Partnership Meeting

 

Friday, April 25th

 

9:30 a.m. to Noon

Franklin County

 

Calling all partners - the Spring Partnership-wide meeting has been scheduled for Friday April 25, 2014. This half-day meeting will bring the entire Partnership network together - it will be a great chance:

  • to stay connected to the projects of the Partnership;
  • provide input, feedback, and participate in shaping the direction of the Partnership;
  • Learn about partner projects and efforts;
  • and strengthen existing collaborations and explore new opportunities for collaboration to support the work you and other  organizations and individuals are pursuing to help shape a positive future for the South Mountain landscape.

A special segment of the program will focus on innovative ways that communities are beginning to recognize the nature-based, place-based resources that can be so important to economic and community development. Featuring the Pennsylvania Downtown Center and two case studies from the South Mountain landscape!

 

The Spring Partnership meeting will also mark the launch of the 2014 founding round of the Mini-Grant Program - stay tuned for more information!

 

For more information and to register for the Spring 2014 Partnership meeting, please click here! 

 

 

Have upcoming events that you would like to see highlighted in the "Around South Mountain" updates? Contact the Partnership at jpeterson@appalachiantrail.org