Come join us as we celebrate #Rendville and it’s rich history during Emancipation Day 2019


Please join us on our pursuit to #SaveTheLittleWhiteHouse. By donating to our Rendville Historical Preservation Society fundraiser, you will be contributing to the preservation and revitalization of one of Rendville’s oldest and recognizable landmarks. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward the conversion of the Little White House into a museum for future generations.





Register now for a 4-hour learning experience (10AM-2PM) with lunch featuring Rendville history and the efforts to save this important site as an important destination for African American history of state and national significance.. This event is set for Saturday, June 1 in downtown Rendville. Arrive at the Rendville Town Hall at 9:45 to check-in and plan for a day with passionate people who care about the future of this town, and who have studied and lived its past. A lunch featuring traditional foods of the community residents will be served, including collard greens and sweet potato pie. The highlight of the day will be hearing from those who grew up in Rendville where an interracial experience created by mine owner William P. Rend established a community where African Americans and arriving European immigrants lived side by side in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s allowing for the breaking of the color barrier before the Civil Rights movements. Filmmaker Burr Beard will screen his Rendville mini-doc, author Frans Doppen will share his 2016 history on Rendville labor union leader Richard L. Davis. Other important figures to be shared include Dr. Isaiah Tuppings, Adam Clayton Powell Sr., Roberta Preston, Sophia Mitchell and Jerry Jackson. Jerry is president of the Rendville Historic Preservation Society and plans to be there. A visit to the Rendville Cemetery and Rendville Art Works are on tap before the morning is over.

Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Special diets and accessibility requests should be made via e-mail to janisivory@gmail.com. Register on-line via Event Brite or send check for $35 to RHPS; 59 Elmwood; Athens, Ohio 45701.