Preserve: birthplace of the nations first rural branch of the NAACP, the historic Tinner Hill Community. Recover lost history!
2013 has been a very good year for us at the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation.
*One of Tinner Hill’s most prominent persons has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
*Our partnership between City of Falls Church, Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority is in the last stages of finalizing a deal to bring to fruition the Tinner Hill Historic Site. This effort has taken the better part of ten years to complete and the first phase is slated to be completed by summer of 2014.
*Lincoln Property has finalized and gotten the approvals to begin the development of The Reserve at Tinner Hill, which will highlight much of the history and research that we, at THHF have resurrected and championed since our conception in 1997.
Other efforts of our that were accomplished this year are:
* “One Hundred Years of Black Falls Church”, has been launched through a website hosted on George Mason University’s web portal.
* The 20th annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival this year was a grand success.
* The 100th anniversary of Henderson House (1913-2013)
We have good reason to be excited about the future! But, there is still much work to be done, and we feel that we still have much work yet to be done.
This spring we will launch our “African American Heritage Walking Audio Tour” in Falls Church. This effort has been supported by grants from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and by an grant from the Littel City CATCH Foundation, (City of Theater Arts Culture and History), which is a non-profit humanities organization supported by funding from the City of Falls Church.
So, as you can see we have a lot to be excited about this coming year. We also have a lot of work still to do to keep all of these balls in the air and bring to completion.
We are asking for your support. Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is a non-profit, 501-C-3 organization, as designated by the IRS. And, as such your contribution to us to do the work that we are doing is tax deductible.
As we move into this holiday season and toward the end of the year, many of us are looking for a worthy cause to give your hard earned dollars to to help out, and to receive a tax deduction.
If you are one of those who I am describing, please consider giving to Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, and help support the work that we are doing.
Thank you, I wish to everyone a very happy Holiday season, from us at the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation.
Edwin B. Henderson, II, President
Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
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