Posted on October 14, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11:00 AM
EVENT: Memorial Dedication and Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting
DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Henry Park, Flower Street
Contact: Mary Bohlen
The Berlin Parks Commission will be hosting the dedication of the new Memorial for Dr. William Henry at his namesake park on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11 a.m., immediately followed by the ribbon cutting of the new Little Free Library.
Mary Bohlen, Administrative Services Director and liaison to the Parks Commission, said that, “The Parks Commission has sought more information about Dr. Henry for several years in hopes of erecting a monument so that everyone using the park can learn about him. Dr. Henry filled a number of roles in the Maryland Education System, most importantly as the first African-American Superintendent of Schools. We’re very proud to finally be able to share his story.” The NAACP will have a speaker on hand to formally dedicate the monument.
Immediately following the dedication, the official ribbon cutting for the new “Little Free Library” will take place, also in Henry Park. This project was inspired through the dedication of Berlin resident Ellie Zollinger, a 2nd-grader at Buckingham Elementary School. The Little Free Library is a worldwide initiative allowing readers to borrow books at any time, without cost or membership. Berlin’s Little Free Library will be geared toward elementary school-aged children and will accept donations of appropriate reading material.
For more information about either of these activities, please contact Ms. Bohlen at 410-641-4314 or [email protected].