This month, we remember important people in Black History. Some are widely known while others are less known. However, the accomplishments by these people as a whole are significant and worthy of being shared. Join us in The Trove as we celebrate Black History.
The Black History StoryWalk® will open in The Trove on Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. and run through Sunday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. Along this Walk, children in grades 1 – 6 will learn about Molly Williams, a slave and cook for NYC’s Fire Company 11 in 1818. She is thought to be America’s first female firefighter. The Walk is based on the book Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter written by Dianne Ochiltree and illustrated by Kathleen Kemly.
Children who do the StoryWalk® will complete a form, get a prize for participation, and be entered in the drawing to be done at the close of the event in March.
For more information, inquire at The Compass (information desk) in The Trove.
Note: The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.