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SPRINGFIELD, MO. — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board launched the new Freedom Classroom 101 series Feb. 4 at Timmons Hall, 1055 E. Webster Ave. in historic Silver Springs Park.
The workshop series continues through June 11, with the intent of equipping teachers to research, rethink and reimagine how they teach African American studies. The series connects to the Timmons Hall’s Meet n’ Greet program framework to assist with setting foundational norms in the classroom while teaching African American studies through place-based learning.
Admission to the series is $30 and includes all workshop dates and lunch. Registration is required and space is limited.
The Freedom Classroom 101 Workshop Series is made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund. To register for programs, contact Christine Peoples, Timmons Hall Coordinator, at 417-864-1046.
Timmons Hall opened to the public in 2019 following relocation to Silver Springs Park in 2015 and years of restoration work, managed by Friends of Timmons Temple. The former church was built in 1932 at the corner of Webster Street and Texas Avenue, overlooking Silver Springs Park. The church served Springfield’s African American community for more than 80 years before the congregation outgrew the building and relocated. Timmons Hall now serves as an event facility offering historical, cultural and educational opportunities, owned and operated by the Park Board.
For more information, visit ParkBoard.org/TimmonsHall.
For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510.