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Interactive historical markers installed in Frenchtown to keep history alive

Posted at 5:37 PM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 17:37:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Interactive historical markers are installed in the Frenchtown area to help keep the history of the district alive.

The Riley House Museum coordinated the project. An unveiling of the new Soul Voices Frenchtown Heritage Trail took place Friday morning.

There are currently nine new markers across Copeland and Macomb Street.

State and city leaders shared their thoughts about what this means for the Frenchtown community.

"It is important to remember the Frenchtown culture as well as other cultures because unless we can understand where people came from, both physically and and mentally, and how they perceive it, then it's difficult to bring about what people are talking about social justice and healing," said Ms. Barnes, Executive Director of the Riley House.

The Riley House Museum hopes to secure more money to install five more markers.