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African American Heritage Trail Tour on Saturday, June 22nd (Tickets Available)

JUNETEENTH 2024 REFLECTIONS OF THE PAST TROLLEY TOUR
African American Heritage Tour1

Operation Uplift Operation UpLift INC. And It's WEST TOWN Museum of Cultural History in partnership with the Village of Maywood is proud to offer our upcoming African American Heritage Tour to the residents of the Village of Maywood and The Village of Maywood community as a part of our 2024 Juneteenth National Freedom Day Celebration. This often-forgotten tour highlights the Villages dynamic past and introduces this past to all local residents and the Greater Chicago Area. This tour has been a permanent seasonal tour of the West Town Museum since its creation in 2017.
 
It is our hope that the tour will spark tourism for our community and reignite an appreciation for the rich history that our community houses.
The Day will offer two (2) Tours, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The guided tours will begin boarding 15 minutes prior to tour time. If the tour was pre-paid merely show your wristband provided to you at purchase.
Bus will board on the St. Charles side of Operation Uplift Inc. Each participant in the tour will receive a souvenir guide outlining the Reflections tour.

The tour is about one 1 hour and will visit the following points of interest:
STOPS ON THE TOUR
• Northica Hillery Stone Way
• The West Town Museum of Cultural History
• Fifth Avenue Business Corridor
• DePaul University Urban Historical Archaeological Field School Excavation Site
• Restricted Covenant Areas (Where Black was allowed to live)
• The American Can Company
• Jim Martin’s Home (Al Capone’s Bookkeeper)
• Pastor Harry H. McNelty Home
• The Hurst Family Home (1st Black Family of Maywood)
• Homes of Prominent African Americans
• The Forgotten Business District (Areas of Black--owned Businesses)
• Dr. Percy Julian Home
• The Home of Fred Hampton
• The Family Home of Shelia Crump Johnson
• Underground Railroad Area Site “Ten Mile Freedom House (1st & Lake St)
Return To Northica Hillery Stone Way and Operation UpLift INC. And It's WEST TOWN Museum of Cultural History

_______ I would like to join the 2:00 PM Guided Tour at the cost of $15.00pp
______ I would like to join the 4:00 PM Guided Tour at the cost of $15.00pp
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Address: ________________________________ Phone: _____________________
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PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL SO WE CAN GET YOU PRE-REGISTERED FOR ONE OF THE DAY'S TOURS: Put "OU 2024 Reflections Tour" in the email title. Send to: OPERATIONUPLIFTINC@GMAIL.COM

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