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SECOND CUP: Fall in Historic Frenchtown

Posted: 7:55 AM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 07:55:14-04
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(WTXL) — Sheila Williams and Altimese Barnes with the John G. Riley Center & Museum joined us on WTXL Sunrise Monday morning to talk about Fall in Historic Frenchtown.

Here's a list of events going on during Fall in Historic Frenchtown from Oct. 12 through Nov. 8.:

SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 12 and 19
FRENCHTOWN FARMERS MARKET | 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | 524 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Purchase fresh, locally farmed produce, meats, art and craft-ware every Saturday.

ART WALK | 10 am to 4 pm | 400 Block of W. Georgia & Carolina Streets

A showcase of local artists in Tallahassee (ceramics, crafts, sculpture, jewelry, photography, poetry and more).

SOUL VOICES: A Riley Museum Oral History Production | 11:00 am to 3 pm | Florida People's Advocacy Center (F-PAC), 603 North Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Hear, posthumously, about 20th Century African American life in Frenchtown through the oral histories of some of its most prominent residents (Harry "Nick" Nims, Dolores Tookes McCoy, Alpha Omega Nims and Bessie Harden). Event hosts: Miaisha Mitchell, Darryl Scott and Ann Roberts.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
GRAND OPENING -- FRENCHTOWN COMMONS PARK |
Opening 10 am to 12 noon | Frenchtown Carolina Oaks Commons Park | 400 Block of W. Georgia St

Join city officials and the residents of Frenchtown as they dedicate "Commons Park." Food and entertainment will be provided.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
GRAND EVENT-SOUL VOICES: FRENCHTOWN HISTORICAL MARKERS UNVEILING |
10 a.m. to 3:00 pm | 435 North Macomb Street | Staging at the Renaissance Center

Join the Tallahassee community for the unveiling of the Soul Voices: Frenchtown Historical Markers and walking trail. Listen to oral histories of some of Frenchtown's most prominent residents, learn about the area's historic past. Along the trail, take part in historic traditions—from Lawn Tea Parties to musical performances. Be sure to complete the trail. The first 50 to do so will receive a "Fall in Historic Frenchtown" t-shirt. Also, the new Frenchtown banners will be on display.

All events are free and open to the public.