Giving Voice: Black Heritage Bus Tour FEB 11 depart NOON $15.00

Giving Voice: Black Heritage Bus Tour FEB 11 depart NOON $15.00

Join us for the award winning Giving Voice' Heritage Walking Tour on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.  We'll meet at the Tinner Hill Historic Site at 12:00 pm 106 Tinner Hill Road, Falls Church, VA. 22046  The cost is $15.00 per person (seats are limited) BUY TICKETS: Since 2005 Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation has been working on a walking tour, which shares the little known history of Falls Church.  The tour has been evolving over the last few years, what began as a simple walking tour will soon include audio and other smart phone and device content that can be accessed by anyone with a cell phone . 

Lots of friends and supporters have helped the tour go from a simple walking tour to a tour with many unique additions.  Donors, volunteers, Virginia Tech students and staff (Dr. Elizabeth Morton and architectural design students Christopher Winnike, Catherine Spoehr, Martha Coello, Kate Webb, Paola Reyes) THHF board members and many community persons have helped. 

For the last couple of years we have been diligently working on the audio component of the Giving Voice Heritage Tour.  The project is being made possible through funds raised by Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and grants from C.A.T.C.H., (City of Art, Theatre, Culture and History) the City of Falls Church Humanities Council and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities as well as private donors.

THHF has contracted with a leading cell phone tour company, OnCell and begun building the new tour!  A first class crew of writers, voice over artists, script writers and producers have been assembled to work on the project.  

The audio tour project has embarked on an exciting new collaboration with the Victorian Society of Falls Church.   The Victorian Society members will include four Victorian Homes as stops on the Heritage Walking Tour.  The four homes, while unique as Victorian era homes, also hold fascinating connections to African American history in Falls Church.

The tour will focus on the S. Washington Street/Annandale area – once the heart of the African American community in the Town of Falls Church. 

We anticipate the tour will debut in late fall, 2016.  For more information about the tour or to contribute to the tour please call (703) 534-4627 and speak to History Project Director, Nikki Graves Henderson.  Bus and escorted tours are available for a nominal fee.

Tour Awards:

Tinner Hill’s Giving Voice;  African American Heritage Cell Phone Walking Tour Receives 2 Awards

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation received word that their Giving Voice; African American Heritage Walking Tour had received two awards! Dr. Elizabeth Morton, Tinner Hill Heritage Board Member and professor at Virginia Tech and her graduate students worked with Tinner Hill during a Design Studio to create the African American Heritage WalkingTour.The tour was the

History Project Director, Nikki Graves Henderson, learned that Giving Voice; African American Heritage in Falls Church and Northern Virginia received a $5,000 matching grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to expand the tour to include a cell phone/audio component.The grant process was very competitive and David Bearinger, Director stated that the grants, including Tinner Hill’s, were the best he had ever seen in his tenure as Director.