Our Partners

 

george mason university African and african american studies program

and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation together created 100 Years of Black Falls Church, an online project. 100 Years of Black Falls Church provides access to primary source materials relating to the African American community of Falls Church, Virginia and is complimented by a sidewalk virtual tour of African American homes, churches and landmarks.

Virginia Tech

and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation have an agreement whereby both parties mutually apply for grants funds in the areas of Oral History and architecture. Virginia Tech provides academic, professional and administrative support in the process of fullfilling the obligations of the grant. Tinner Hill provides technical, administrative and community-based support for filling the obligations of the grant. To date, the partnership has resulted in a successful architectural contest for the design of the Tinner Hill Historic Site and the initiation of an oral history project at Tinner Hill.

NOVA Parks

and Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation worked with the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County to create Tinner Hill Historic Park. Located at 106 Tinner Hill Road in Falls Church, VA, Tinner Hill Historic Park is the site of what was home to Joseph and Elizabeth Tinner, the couple who fought segregation laws after the borders of neighboring towns were redrawn, cutting directly through their thriving community. The Tinner’s actions led to the first rural branch of the NAACP. Visit the park’s picnic pavilion today and see the Zig Zag Monument, a sculpture that follows the original location of the segregation line.

Fairfax County 

and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation have a contract, whereby the County purchased one lot on Tinner Hill and provided a 40-year lease with an option-to-buy to the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation.

The National Park Services Heritage Preservation

has administered two grants that will allow the Foundation to develop the resources to build the Tinner Hill Historic Site and the John Jackson Center for Piedmont Blues. These funds were appropriated through Congressman Jim Moran.

The City of Falls Church

and the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation have a contract, whereby the City purchased one lot on Tinner Hill and provided a 40-year lease with an option-to-buy to the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. The Foundation is expected to build and have operational the Tinner Hill Historic Site and the John Jackson Center for Piedmont Blues by February, 2008.

 

Our Sponsors