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Contact: Kerry Wood, 513-684-3262
On Sunday, February 12th at 1 :00 p.m., William Howard Taft National Historic Site invites the public to join us for a specialized program entitled, "Jameson Jenkins" as we celebrate Black History Month. Park Ranger Jason Boyd will perform a reenactment of Mr. Jenkins, a Springfield Illinois neighbor who lived five blocks south of Abraham Lincoln. Hear how Mr. Jenkins was a business man, drayman and a conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Events begin at the Taft Education Center, located at 2048 Auburn Avenue, one block south of the Christ Hospital. Free parking is available in front of the Taft Education Center and additional parking is located in our overflow parking lot located off of Southern Avenue.
A visit to the park includes a free ranger guided tour of our nation's 27th President and 10th Chief Justice of the United States, William Howard Taft's boyhood home, self-guided exhibits, and an introductory video on Taft's life and career. Guided tours will be conducted throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every thirty minutes at the top and bottom of each hour. All activities are free and reservations are not required. Please Contact the park for more information.