PORTSMOUTH COLORED COMMUNITY LIBRARY MUSEUM

The African American Heritage Tour of Portsmouth

Join us for the 2024 African American Heritage Tour of Portsmouth, Virginia. In this free, 1 hour tour, you’ll learn about the Icons, Innovators, and Trailblazers who’ve come from Hampton Roads.

All tours depart from Crawford Street, in front of City Hall.

THE HERITAGE TOUR

Saturday, May 25th
Boarding Times: 2PM, 3PM and 4PM

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach, get comfortable, and prepare for a short ride from the festival grounds to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum.

* Limited to 55 per tour

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum Art is Revolutionary Exhibit

This year’s tour brings guests directly to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum at 904 Elm Avenue. Once there, guests will enjoy a Black History Now exhibit, Art is Revolutionary, to showcase some of the best talent to come out of Hampton Roads.

“I am Ella”

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute

As a special treat, Kenise Butler, along with her band, brings a portion of her show, “I am Ella,” a tribute to the incredible work of Hampton Roads artist Ella Fitzgerald to the back patio of the museum.

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