By Karla Redditte
Raise your hand if you love birthday parties. Especially the ones that include lots of ice cream and cake.
Since I'm sure you are waving your hands in the air (like you just don't care), guess what? You are invited to a very special birthday party this Saturday - celebrating this elegant lady right here!
The Maggie L. Walker National Historic site will host a 150th birthday celebration for the one and only Maggie Walker! (She died in 1934, but her legacy of activism and entrepreneurship still lives on.) The bash, which is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include free tours of her historic home in Jackson Ward, children's crafts, activities, entertainment, and, of course, cake and ice cream! You can also take advantage of the "Common Good Fair," which will allow you to connect with various groups to get involved in your community.
From 10am to 12 noon, park rangers will offer "Maggie Walker's Richmond Bus Tour", which will explore some of the local sites associated with her life and work. The bus tour is $20, and you must register to participate.
Now, if you can't make it Saturday, don't worry. The celebration continues on Tuesday, July 15 (Walker's actual birthday). A special ceremony will be held at Third Street Bethel A.M.E. Church, commemorating Walker's life and accomplishments through the words and stories of people who lived during her time. Trust me, this will be fascinating!
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