Welcome to the Shenandoah Valley
Black Heritage Website!
WHO: Local Historians, Writers, Artists, Teachers, Descendants, Interested Residents...we are exploring the early families of the Freedmen and Black American families who stayed or came to the Central Shenandoah Valley following the Civil War, to live and raise their families.
WHERE: Our research/meeting sessions are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 4:00PM -in the historic Lucy F. Simms Center in the NE Neighborhood of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
WHAT: Sharing, centralizing and expanding the resources on the history and heritage of the Freedmen and Black American families of the Shenandoah Valley, through this website, meetings, programs and the future "Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Center".