Suburban Propane Partners recently partnered with Historic Tours of America to announce its support of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center in St. Augustine. The announcement was made to commemorate Black History Month and contribute to the preservation of African-American history.
This joint initiative provides crucial funding to further the center's mission of sharing the cultural heritage of St. Augustine’s African-American community through various channels, including art, educational programs, lectures, live performances, oral histories and immersive exhibits.
The center is located in the Lincolnville Historic District, which was founded in 1866 by formerly enslaved people and stands in the town's most prominent historically black neighborhood.
This month, the city will introduce an 80-foot trolley stop at the center to facilitate easy access for visitors, including those traveling aboard Historic Tours of America's iconic orange-and-green Old Town Trolley Tours trams, enabling them to explore the museum. The Lincolnville district holds significant historical importance, as it has played a pivotal role in the city’s early development and the nation’s Civil Rights Movement.
Established in 1565, St. Augustine is the United States' oldest continuously inhabited settlement, representing both European and African-American heritage. Preceding Jamestown by 42 years and Plymouth Rock by 55 years, the Spanish-founded St. Augustine stands as the nation's first enduring settlement.
“At Suburban Propane, we believe in the power of preserving and sharing diverse cultural histories,” said
Nandini Sankara, company spokesperson. “Our collaboration with the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center aligns with our SuburbanCares commitment to support initiatives that celebrate and educate on the vibrant heritage of the communities in which we operate."
"We are honored to join forces with Suburban Propane to support the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center,” said Piper Smith, vice president of marketing, Historic Tours of America. “Through this collaboration, we aim to contribute to the vibrant culture of St. Augustine and highlight the impact of African-American history on the nation's oldest continuously inhabited settlement."
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