In addition to collaborations involving the LAC, representatives from Legacy participated in planning “Run for the Roses,” two races held in the Tinbridge Hill neighborhood on Sunday, May 3. A 3/4-mile kids’ race began at 3 p.m., and a 5K adults’ race started at 3:30. Both races began and ended in the Old City Cemetery.
The Legacy Museum was open from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on that Sunday so that race-watchers and Tinbridge Hill neighbors could enjoy the current exhibit, For Our Own Good: African American Civic and Social Organizations in Central Virginia before it closes on May 29. The races were sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church to raise funds for an addition to the Yoder Community Center, located at Second and Jackson Streets. Other partners in “Run for the Roses” included the City of Lynchburg’s Parks and Recreation and Police Departments.
The Tinbridge Hill neighborhood has been the subject of another collaboration, this one between Legacy and the Southern Memorial Association / Old City Cemetery. In February both organizations passed resolutions supporting a third neighborhood non-profit, the Fifth Street Community Development Corporation, in its plans for improving the Fifth Street corridor, also known as Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard.
On March 21, Legacy joined with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College to present the Paschall Brothers in concert. The Paschall Brothers is a multi-generational gospel group that carries on the African American “roots gospel” tradition that emerged in the post-Civil War South. Other sponsors of this event were the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.