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The Roxbury Memory Trail Project Celebrates the Rich Heritage of Roxbury MA.

THE ROXBURY MEMORY TRAIL

Roxbury Memory Trail Project is making Roxbury’s rich heritage visible and accessible through a 2-mile long Trail through the heart of Boston, from Franklin Park to Dudley Square via Grove Hall.  This effort celebrates the diverse past and present histories of this part of the city, emphasizing the the 20th C African American presence. Through collaboration, the trail brings residents and visitors alike into the stories of this neighborhood through 1) physical trail with art markers and 2) interactive website, and 3) celebratory events. Visiting this site will connect you to the greater cultural scene of the Roxbury community.

TRAIL GOALS

• Create an inclusive historical heritage trail with celebratory, identifiable artistic markers, monuments and public art nodes;

• Expand public arts in an underserved area of the city;

• Celebrate and promote the internationally significant history of this landscape and community;

• Engage community members and local artists in creation of the artworks and place-making in the neighborhood;

• Activate main streets connecting to the Dudley Square to Grove Hall corridor;

• Invigorate the local Economy.

PROJECT HISTORY

Starting in the 1990s, Robert Hector, President of Grove Hall Board of Trade (now Greater Grove Hall Main Streets) worked tirelessly to research and curate a trail map with over 135 historical sites throughout Roxbury to memorialize the history for future generations. His vision is finally being realized after three decades through a collaboration of community and regional leaders and organizations.

We are developing this project in collaboration with the Roxbury community.

We are eager to hear what you have to say!

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