Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation History, Hope, and Healing: Preserving and presenting the African American legacy and promoting racial reconciliation in Northern Virginia.
The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation was established in 1997 as a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation chartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with the following goals: • To preserve the rich cultural heritage of pioneering African Americans who fought racial segregation and established the nation’s first rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). • To promote understanding and respect for all people, sponsor educational and other activities designed to increase awareness for the achievements African Americans have made in Falls Church and Virginia. • To recognize the achievements of special individuals and groups by developing written materials; creating memorials and monuments; Organizing festivals, cultural events and observations and exhibitions; sponsoring workshops and seminars • To create Educational opportunities to disseminate to teachers, students and the general public the rich history of Tinner Hill and the citizens of the region providing photographic reproductions, videotaped productions, and online information services; and by any other appropriate means.

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's mission is to Research, Preserve, Participate and celebrate Civil Rights and African American History through advocacy, programs and events to edu-tain the community to the rich civil rights history of Northern Virginia.

Mission: The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation works to raise awareness of the contributions of African-Americans and other cultures to the development of Falls Church, Fairfax County, the United States, and African descendants in the diaspora, by disseminating information and by providing community services and hosting community events.

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's cover photo
04/18/2020

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's cover photo

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
04/07/2020

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

#OnThisDay in 1915, Billie Holiday was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her Grammy Award-winning voice was inspired by jazz instrumentals. She was discovered by producer John Hammond while performing a set at a Harlem club at age 18. Holiday went on to record her first commercial record, “Your Mother’s Son-In-Law,” as well as the 1934 hit “Riffin’ the Scotch.” Known for her unique phrasing and expressive voice, Holiday sang with the Count Basie Orchestra, and in 1938 she became one of the first African American women to work with the all-white Artie Shaw orchestra.

In 1939, Holiday recorded her signature ballad “Strange Fruit” while on a solo engagement at New York’s Café Society. The song’s powerful narrative about the lynching of African Americans elicited a strong response across the nation, resulting in the song being banned from some radio stations. Although it was banned, “Strange Fruit” went on to become a national hit and one of Holiday’s most notable recordings. When Holiday died in 1959, more than 3,000 people—many considered jazz royalty—attended her funeral, including Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Tony Scott, and John Hammond. In 1976, her 1941 recording of “God Bless the Child” was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame. #APeoplesJourney

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

03/13/2020

CANCELLATION - Workshop: Breaking the Silence: Having Difficult Conversations on March 28 has been cancelled due to continuing health concerns regarding the coronavirus.

Special Fundraiser for Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's Social Justice Committee on Sunday, March 1st at 7:00 pm.  All ...
02/26/2020
Crowns

Special Fundraiser for Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation's Social Justice Committee on Sunday, March 1st at 7:00 pm.
All tickets for this performance are $35 with 50% of the proceeds to go to THHF. https://tinyurl.com/THMF-CROWNS

When a Brooklyn teen goes to live with her grandmother in South Carolina after the death of her brother, she learns the beauty, ceremony and symbolism of hat-wearing from her resilient, southern...

For those of you who missed seeing "Harriet" or who want to see it again, click on link below for the list of Regal Thea...
02/02/2020

For those of you who missed seeing "Harriet" or who want to see it again, click on link below for the list of Regal Theatres offering free viewings on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

In honor of Black History Month, you can see the Harriet Movie for free in 50 theaters around the country this Tuesday, Feb. 4, thanks to Focus Features and Regal! The participating theater closest to the Tubman Byway on Maryland's Eastern Shore is in Salisbury, Maryland.
>> See the list of all Regal theaters that will be hosting the free showing: bit.ly/2RO9vo6

In honor of Black History Month, Google's Doodle on Feb. 1 is the work of artist Karen Collins, African American Miniatu...
02/02/2020
60th Anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-in

In honor of Black History Month, Google's Doodle on Feb. 1 is the work of artist Karen Collins, African American Miniature Museum.

60th Anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-in #GoogleDoodle

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King with the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation on Monday, Jan. 20. The 4th Annual Commemorati...
01/15/2020

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King with the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation on Monday, Jan. 20. The 4th Annual Commemoration of Dr. King is free & open to the public. Registration: https://thhf-march.eventbrite.com
Information: www.tinnerhill.org

#OnThisDay in 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. By 1963, King had become the most nationally recognized civil rights leader in the country. Schoolchildren across America heard of King’s work with the Montgomery bus boycott and witnessed the shocking images of dogs and fire hoses turned on children in Birmingham, Alabama. As president of the Southern Christian Leadership Coalition (SCLC), King moved quickly to sites of civil rights struggle and brought leadership experience and media attention to local campaigns. King and other religious leaders founded SCLC in 1957 as a leadership council. SCLC helped coordinate the nonviolent protests occurring across the nation by working with existing civil rights groups.

At the age of 15, King was accepted into Morehouse College, where he studied medicine and law, and graduated in 1948. While continuing his education in theology at Boston University, he met Coretta Scott. After marrying in 1953, they moved to Montgomery, AL and King became pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. In less than a year, Montgomery, Alabama became the seedbed for the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerged as one of its most prominent leaders. His efforts helped to elevate the inequality faced by African Americans and led to laws enforced by Congress to advance African American civil rights, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory

Unveiled in Richmond this week is a new sculpture, "Rumors of War" by Kehinde Wiley.  He's the artist who painted the wo...
12/12/2019
Virginia museum unveils Kehinde Wiley work in response to Confederate statues

Unveiled in Richmond this week is a new sculpture, "Rumors of War" by Kehinde Wiley. He's the artist who painted the wonderful portraits of President Barack Obama on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Correction: the portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama was painted by Amy Sherald.

As debate swirls over fate of Confederate monuments, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond displays a very different statueAs national debate continues in the US about the fate of Confederate statues, in the Virginia capital of Richmond a monument that sends a very different message was unveiled....

Alex Harsley: New York's last iconoclastThe 81-year-old self-taught photographer who spent decades nudging the art world...
12/12/2019

Alex Harsley: New York's last iconoclast
The 81-year-old self-taught photographer who spent decades nudging the art world forward is now having his moment.

81-year-old self-taught photographer, Alex Harsley, who spent decades nudging the art world forward is now having his moment: https://aje.io/r283w

📸 Photo courtesy: Alex Harsley

Support Tinner Hill Making History Visible on Giving Tuesday
11/25/2019
Support Tinner Hill Making History Visible on Giving Tuesday

Support Tinner Hill Making History Visible on Giving Tuesday

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is the busiest African American and civil rights history organization in Northern Virginia. We have resurrected and promote a story long surprised and largely forgotten until we built the Tinner Hill Monument, began a music festival,

Do you like winning? Do you like LIVE music? Do you like helping?Come out tomorrow night, 5-9 pm, to Clare and Don's Bea...
09/25/2019

Do you like winning? Do you like LIVE music? Do you like helping?
Come out tomorrow night, 5-9 pm, to Clare and Don's Beach Shack and get all 3!! Throw your name in the hat to support Arlington Free Clinic and a chance to win our "ROCK STAR Experience!"

Do you like winning? Do you like LIVE music? Do you like helping?

Come out tomorrow night, 5-9 pm, to Clare and Don's Beach Shack and get all 3!! Throw your name in the hat to support Arlington Free Clinic and a chance to win our "ROCK STAR Experience"!
.
.
.
Tinner Hill Music Festival Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
#ROCKSTARRG #KWMetroCenter #KellerWilliamsRealty #realestate #livemusicfun #HEALTHY #GOODHealth #winROCKSTARExperience #ROCKSTAR #KarlDenson #KarlDensonsTinyUniverse

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
09/25/2019
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

On this day in 1957, nine students in Little Rock, Arkansas attended their first full day of classes at Central High School. Escorted by the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division under the orders of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Minnijean Brown, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo Beals entered the Central High School as its first African American students. ⁣

The students faced angry mobs and the threat of violence on their very first day at Central High School. Inside the school, the “Little Rock Nine” also endured physical and emotional abuse from their peers.⁣ #APeoplesJourney

nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/little-rock-nine

Happy Birthday to Ruby Bridges
09/08/2019
Ruby Bridges

Happy Birthday to Ruby Bridges

Trailblazer Ruby Bridges was only six when she advanced the cause of civil rights in November 1960 when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. Learn more about her on womenshistory.org.

Thanks to the  Pulitzer Center, you can see the publication for free.  https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/fu...
08/21/2019

Thanks to the Pulitzer Center, you can see the publication for free.
https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0MLCpWgmar8Zm5G0yxqhZlEOpGouz_M99sN-O3W7osx3awot8htA48JHY

400 years ago this month, enslaved Africans were first brought to Jamestown, Virginia. To mark the date, the New York Times has launched the 1619 Project to dive deep into the topic of slavery. As the Times writes: “…many Americans still don’t know the full story of slavery, or understand the many ways its legacy continues to shape society in the United States. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times to correct the record, reframing the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the center of the national narrative.”
• You may be able to buy a hard copy of the 1619 Project online for $6 at this link, although it keeps selling out quickly. nyti.ms/2TMP76j
• You can also read it online for free thanks to the Pulitzer Center: bit.ly/30lHFBw

Final day to vote...
08/19/2019

Final day to vote...

Tinner Hill Music Fesitval gets our vote for best city event! ROCK the vote for your favorites in Falls Church at BestofFC.com.
Tinner Hill Music Festival



#ROCKSTARRG #bestcityevent #FallsChurchCity #bestoffc

Batalá Washington, an all-women Afro-Brazilian band that plays Samba-Reggae rhythms, added an exciting element to the pa...
06/03/2019

Batalá Washington, an all-women Afro-Brazilian band that plays Samba-Reggae rhythms, added an exciting element to the parade in Falls Church. Catch them on Sat. June 8 at Tinner Hill Music Festival. Tickets:www.tinnerhill.org

Happy #memorialday from @bataladc!! thank you for the photo @imgheorghiu

06/03/2019
Tinner Hill Music Festival

Tinner Hill Music Festival

Happy Sunday! We wanted to give a huge shoutout to some of our biggest fans! Thanks for the prime real estate everybody.

🏘🤩🏡

FOXCRAFT Design Group
Liberty BBQ Falls Church Va
#GreenbuiltHomes
#Westover
Cherry Hill Farmhouse

If you pass some signage of ours, we'd love to see it! Don't hesitate to share it and tag us.

Do you want FREE admission, merch, and food at the Tinner Hill Music Festival? Sign up to volunteer today! Click the lin...
05/27/2019
2019 Tinner Hill Music Festival Volunteers

Do you want FREE admission, merch, and food at the Tinner Hill Music Festival? Sign up to volunteer today! Click the link & choose your time slot: https://bit.ly/2X9DSpl

#AfricanAmericanLegacy #MusicFestival #Service #Community #FallsChurch

We Can't Do It Without You - Volunteer for the Tinner Hill Music Festival! Saturday, June 8, 2019 Shifts from 7:45 am - 10:00pm Please review the available time slots and activities below and click on as many of them as you'd like to sign up. We will do our very best to accommodate your choice, but...

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
05/17/2019

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

The new Harriet Tubman mural is nearing completion! We had to share this photo from Maiden Maryland, a lovely shop a couple of blocks from this new mural. The owners brought their granddaughter to see the mural... We think this mural will be providing a lot of powerful moments like this! The mural, created by local (and nationally known) muralist Michael Rosato, is on the side of the Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center, Stop #5 along the road trip known as the Tubman Byway. The address is 424 Race Street in Cambridge, MD. Learn more about this museum whose volunteers have been sharing Harriet's legacy for decades and plan your trip at HarrietTubmanByway.org.
This mural was commissioned by the Dorchester Center for the Arts for the 50th Anniversary of the Maryland State Arts Council. It is a partnership project between Dorchester Center for the Arts, Alpha Genesis CDC, The Maryland State Arts Council, and the Harriet Tubman Organization, with additional support from Downtown Cambridge.

Tinner Hill Music Festival
05/13/2019

Tinner Hill Music Festival

Price increase on advance purchase tickets at midnight. Save some of that hard earned money to spend on life's necessities like BBQ & beer...Just sayin'... #TinnerHill #fallschurch #music #festival

05/13/2019
Tinner Hill Music Festival

Tinner Hill Music Festival

Batala Washington & Tinner Hill Music Festival - an exciting combination! Here’s a preview of what you’ll see on June 8. They will also be marching with us in Falls Church Memorial Day parade. Gonna Funk It Up!
#tinnerhill #music #festival #fallschurch Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation

WIN two tickets to Tinner Hill Music Festival, on Sat, June 8 in Falls Church, VA. Powerhouse sounds of Memphis, Chicago...
05/13/2019

WIN two tickets to Tinner Hill Music Festival, on Sat, June 8 in Falls Church, VA. Powerhouse sounds of Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans & Jamaica will join notable DC talent in a memorable day & night of music & festivities galore. The beckoning scene in charming Cherry Hill Park includes family-friendly fun to punctuate the sizzling hot music.
» » In order to be entered to win you must « «
1. Follow our Instagram account @tinnerhillmusicfestival or LIKE us on Facebook.
2. In the comments, tag the friend you would bring with you to the festival.
* Bonus Entry: Share this Giveaway photo on your page. Comment with “Shared” if you choose to complete the bonus entry*
* Bonus Entry: Comment with additional friends who you would love to bring to the festival.
One entry for each name separately commented.*
» » Giveaway closes at midnight EST, Friday, May 18« «
Two winners will be announce on IG & FB on Saturday, May 19. Must be 18+ to win. #TinnerHillMusicFestival #THMF2019 #TheLittleCity #LiveMusic #FallsChurchVA

WIN two tickets to Tinner Hill Music Festival, on Sat, June 8 in Falls Church, VA. Powerhouse sounds of Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans & Jamaica will join notable DC talent in a memorable day & night of music & festivities galore. The beckoning scene in charming Cherry Hill Park includes family-friendly fun to punctuate the sizzling hot music.
» » In order to be entered to win you must « «
1. Follow our Instagram account @tinnerhillmusicfestival or LIKE us on Facebook.
2. In the comments, tag the friend you would bring with you to the festival.
* Bonus Entry: Share this Giveaway photo on your page. Comment with “Shared” if you choose to complete the bonus entry*
* Bonus Entry: Comment with additional friends who you would love to bring to the festival.
One entry for each name separately commented.*
» » Giveaway closes at midnight EST, Friday, May 18« «
Two winners will be announce on IG & FB on Saturday, May 19. Must be 18+ to win. #TinnerHillMusicFestival #THMF2019 #TheLittleCity #LiveMusic #FallsChurchVA

05/09/2019
Killer lineup & you need to be there!  Save some $$ with advance purchase tickets..
05/09/2019

Killer lineup & you need to be there! Save some $$ with advance purchase tickets..

Only five days left to get the best ticket prices for the best music festival Falls Church, VA has ever seen! Family friendly villages featuring activities and crafts, vendors, food, beer, wine & spirits, and a FULL day of live music!

Get tickets TODAY and save! Link below

#tinnerhillmusicfestival #fallschurch #novafestival #dcfestivals #musicfestival #festivaltickets
Sister Sparrow Big Sam's Funky Nation Junior Marvin
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Moonshine Society Convertible Jerk Batala Washington

It's #EncourageAYoungWriterDay ✒️📔 and our EB Henderson Dear Editor Contest is in full swing! Share this link with a you...
04/10/2019
E.B. Henderson Dear Editor Contest — Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation

It's #EncourageAYoungWriterDay ✒️📔 and our EB Henderson Dear Editor Contest is in full swing!

Share this link with a young writer in your life and their submission could award them amazing prizes including a free Chromebook and cash courtesy of Cox Communications. Click here to learn more and submit: https://bit.ly/2Z4psYP

Comment below and tag who YOU think is an incredible #youngwriter!

Falls Church City Public Schools Fairfax County Public Library Fairfax County Public Schools

“Dear Editor” is an opportunity for students to engage critically and write persuasively, responding to news media regarding the topic of social justice and civil rights.

Address

Falls Church, VA

General information

Learn more: Our website: https://www.tinnerhill.org/ Our twitter: @tinnerhillHF Our other active Facebook Account: Tinner Hill Music Festival

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation:

Videos

Nearby museums


Other Falls Church museums

Show All

Comments

My father-in-law was telling a story about collecting for the newspaper back in the 1920's. He mentioned a woman named Matilda Denny or Matilda Detty who had a sandwich shop in Tinner Hill off Annandale Road. Does anyone remember the sandwich shop or Matilda?
This is Phil's family.... His mom was a Tinner.... and I understand the first rural NAACP chapter was created here.
December 7-8, 2017 Grant Management Class Hosted by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments