We invite you, your family, and friends to join us as we travel back in time to a period when the Allensworth community was busting with vitality. When the glee club traveled in a Model A Ford to surrounding towns – from Bakersfield to Fresno and back over in the hills to places like Lindsay and Porterville. And the women gathered at each other’s homes to make quilts from the scraps of wore out shirts and dresses.
On Saturday, October 9th Friends of Allensworth members and visitors from all over California will descend on Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park for the 2010 Rededication celebration.
The program will feature live entertainment on the main stage – a puppet show featuring Colonel Allensworth, Spoken Word Artist, Gospel Music, Jazz, Square Dancers, Praise Team, and guest speaker George Palmer. You will be able to purchase food from the vendors or bring your own. Vendors will also be selling art, cards and other African American goods. While touring the historic homes and businesses you will have an opportunity to hear Allensworth decedents share stories that were passed down from their parents and grandparents. Or you can take a ride around the park on one of bikes from the park’s new fleet of rentals bikes.
Stephen Hill, Sr.