Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Join us at the first Wake County Genealogy Society Meet up of 2022 - April 9 - 9AM-Noon

Calling all WCGS members and interested parties for our first face to face meet up of 2022. As we are a service organization, this first one will involve a service project!

Please join the Wake County Genealogical Society as we participate in the Raleigh Day of Service: Historic Oberlin Cemetery Clean Up on April 9, 2022 from 9am to noon. This is a perfect opportunity for us to gather in a way we have not had an opportuity to in over 2 years!  Perhaps we can even go to lunch after, if a group would like to do so. 

This is a regular activity and so is well organized by the Friends of Oberlin Village.  Bring your own work gloves, closed toe shoes, garden cutters, and perhaps a tarp. And don't forget your water bottle! No need to register, just show up ready to help preserve history - rain or shine!

If you don't live locally or cannot participate, the Friends of Oberlin Village is always grateful to receive donations to further their cause as well as materials (such as tarps, etc) to aid in the clean up effort.  

Oberlin Village is an African American reconstruction settlement established in 1866 in Raleigh, NC. Despite their suffering from slavery, segregation, discrimination and gentrification, the residents of Oberlin Village established a strong community bond and always exhibited pride, purpose and prosperity. In a News & Observer article dated August 8, 1948, Willis Briggs stated the residents of Oberlin “were esteemed by both races for their industry, frugality and high character.”


More information here:  https://friendsofoberlinvillage.org/