About The Trail to Freedom Group


In 2009, The Crossing Work Group planned and implemented the Trail to Freedom – physical trail (still in development) supported by A-V and digital resources and onsite media.  The trail was dedicated in 2010; the website is active, and other tours and programs have been built around the Trail to Freedom.

In 2012, The Crossing Work Group conceived and executed the 10,000 Lights to Freedom, a participatory program of music, expression, narration, and the words of those who were there. Though plagued by weather, the program was exceedingly well received.  Beyond that, the committee has worked to present programs in Spotsylvania (in 2011 and 2012) and in Fauquier (in early 2013). In general, the story of The Crossing has emerged as a new and important narrative amidst the busy and momentous history of Fredericksburg.