Science Lecture Series: The History of the Rapp Road Community

50 registrations allowed.
22 people currently registered.

When:

2/15/2018 → 6:30pm–8:30pm

Where:

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Discovery Center Program
Friends

Event Description:

In the 1920’s Reverend Louis W. Parson and his wife moved to Albany from Shubuta, Mississippi, among millions of African Americans in the Great Migration who left the South to escape racial and economic oppression. Dissatisfied with living conditions in the South End, Rev. Parson and William Toliver bought farm land in the Pine Bush which reminded them of Mississippi. Join us this evening to celebrate Black History Month with a lecture by the Rapp Road Historical Society detailing the history of this New York State and National Historic District.  Snacks and discussion start at 6:30pm; the lecture will begin at 7:00pm. Ages 15+. Free!

Pre-registration is required for all events.

Fee: Free! Registration required. 

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program. Registration can also be made in advance of the program at the Discovery Center reception desk or by calling 518-456-0655 ext. 0.

Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

Note: Programs begin promptly at times listed. Please notify us if you need to cancel your registration so we can open your spot up to the waiting list.

While leashed pets are permitted on marked trails, we ask that visitors not bring pets to our educational programs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds. It is, however, permissible to send or designate another person to use your program registration.

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655