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12.   April 2013 - Conducted a meeting at the Interpretive Center with local pastors and church elders.  An overview of the project was 

         provided.  Participants were asked to give input on ways to draw the community into the activities of the project.
13.   April 2013 - Hosted an exploratory Community Based Tourism meeting with local residents and stakeholders and representatives from
        Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Families (SURREF). 
14.   April 2013 - Presented a family history/genealogy workshop entitled “Exploring the Richer Dimensions of Kinship within Descendant

         Communities” to Shiloh Rosenwald School alumni group.
15.   May 2013 – Visited Lee-Scott Academy to present a talk and discussion on archaeology, artifacts and Native Americans. 
16.    June-July 2013 – Tuskegee University History class excavation at the Interpretive Center site.
17.    June 2013 – Hosted Dr. Michael Panhorst from the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation. The visit included an overview of the  

          project presented at the Interpretive Center and a driving tour of The Ridge Project area.
18.    June 2013 – Provided keynote speech for annual Tuskegee Juneteenth celebration.
19.    August 2013 – Presented an overview of The Ridge Project and archaeological discoveries to the Warrior Stand Senior Citizen’s Group.
20.   September 2013 – Co-hosted “A Taste of The Ridge” with the Auburn University Department of Agricultural, Economic and
         Rural Sociology, Nutrition, and Landscape Architecture, and the Mobile Studio in conjunction with a grant awarded to Auburn   

          University to study food security in Macon County.
21.    October 2013 - Lee-Scott Academy second Fourth Grade Field Trip to The Ridge Interpretive Center.
22.   November 2013 – Presentation made to the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation, during Fall 2013 Lyceum – Auburn, AL.

23.   January 2014 - Received notification from Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area of award of $500 reimbursable grant for grant    

          proposal written by The Ridge on behalf the Macon County Commission to fund strategic planning committee activities to develop and

          present a 2015 Preserve Macon County Youth Summit.

 24. July 2014 - Hosted children and mentors from Tuskegee Youth Safe Haven for a day long field trip at the Interpretive Center.​

25. October 2014 - Lee-Scott Academy third Fourth Grade Field Trip to The Ridge Interpretive Center.

26. November 2014 - Second annual "Taste of The Ridge Community Supper."  Held as a fundraiser to support our mission.

27. May 2015 - Founded the Macon County Young Preservationist Association.

28. June 2015 - August 2015 - The MCYPA participated in activities to plant and maintain a community garden.  Members harvested the vegetables in July.  In August, a back-to-school pizza party was held to celebrate lessons learned from the garden project.

29. September 2015 - The Perry Family Reunion visited The Ridge to tour the Interpretive Center and their ancestral Warrior Stand Cemetery.

30. September 2015 - The Ridge Project presented an "Introduction to Native American Finger Weaving Workshop" which was funded by a grant from the Black Belt Community Foundation.  Ms. Monica Newman Moore ( was the workshop presenter.

​31. October 2015 - Lee-Scott Academy fourth Fourth Grade Field Trip to The Ridge Interpretive Center.

32. November 2015 - Held the first Alabama Historic Preservation Youth Summit.

33. November 2015 - Was instrumental in obtaining a listing of the Macon County Training School and Community Historic District to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

34. June 2016 - Awarded a grant from the Black Belt Community Foundation, Inc. to present a Creative Movement and Dance Workshop for Fall 2016.

34.  Summer 2016 - Provided a Marketing and Social Media internship to a Georgia State University graduate student.

35. August 2016 - Awarded a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation to present an Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival for October 2016.