Remembering Green Pastures Event Friday Night

Tonight at the Historic Stonewall Theatre… A “Remembering Green Pastures” storytelling event will take place beginning at 7:00 p.m. The event is for the community to come together to tell their stories of Green Pastures Park in Longdale. Built by the Dolly Ann Civilian Conservation Corp Camp at the request of the NAACP. Green Pastures opened in 1940 to provide the African American community a place to gather in the era of segregation. Currently in the process of being placed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Green Pastures figures large in the history and memories of many Western Virginia residents. Green Pastures is the 3rd book in the “What’s Your Story? series. The Non Profit, community-building project is dedicated to preserving the oral history of the Alleghany Highlands as it builds community and commitment.