Why a Trip to Niagara Falls?
In 2017 E.B.Lewis, internationally acclaimed children's book illustrator and fine artist, was commissioned to do the interior commemorative artwork of Harriet Tubman for the Niagara Falls Heritage Museum. I have been E.B. Lewis’s colleague and friend for many years.
I mentioned to Mr. Lewis that the TPEP program, which I mentored youth in mobile app development, created a 2017 Eclipse app, which has since been updated (GAE2024) in preparation for the 2024 Great American Eclipse on April 8, 2024, in Niagara Falls!
E.B and I immediately saw the historical importance and precedent of hosting a contingent of people to participate in a journey to Niagara Falls to visit this historic site of Harriet Tubman’s successful missions to deliver her “passengers” to freedom in the North and Canada. Mrs. Tubman was a fearless hero of a woman who demonstrated exceptional faith, planning and preparedness in guiding “runaways” over the Niagara bridge to freedom.
In addition, the opportunity to see a total solar eclipse from such a historic location as Niagara Falls will be, for many of us, a once-in-a-lifetime event!
More on the cultural significance of Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York
Niagara Falls, Ontario was the location of the formation of the Niagara Movement , a civil rights group organized by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter in 1905.
After being unable to secure meeting accommodation at hotels in Buffalo, New York, the
group of twenty-nine business owners, teachers, and clergy who comprised the initial meeting, gathered at Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) from which the group’s name derives.
The fact that our Tour will take place on U.S. soil, at accommodations in the Buffalo area, attests to how far we have come, by faith, in advancing our rights and entitlement to freedom of assembly and equal access, as Americans.
Saturday, 4/6/2024 – Arrivals
Sunday, 4/7/2024 – Tour of Niagara Underground Railroad Heritage Museum, Niagara Falls, Ontario, and other points of interest / Venture on Own
Monday, 4/8/2024 - Group Rendezvous for Eclipse viewing. “One of the most appealing spots to enjoy the solar eclipse has to be Niagara Falls. You’ll get one of the best perspectives from the Terrapin Point overlook, where the sun will hang in the sky right over the powerful cascades, with totality at 15:18 Eastern Daylight Time.” – Trips to Discover
Tuesday, 4/9/2024 – Venture on own, Departures
Why is Perennial Preparedness NC hosting this event?
Perennial Preparedness NC, dba iPrep2Thrive.com, is new organization in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill), North Carolina area, committed to building a preparedness-strong ecosystem for individuals, families, and small businesses.
The Eclipse 2024 Heritage Tour is a long-term planning event that embodies all of the core elements of the Perennial Preparedness NC mission:
Deliverables for Attendees: A pleasurable, problem free, transformative adventure, that will provide once-in-a-lifetime memories for years to come.
Deliverables for Sponsors: For those who are unable to attend, yet support the symbolic importance of this event, financial sponsorship offers the following benefits…
1. For Business Sponsors, positive promotional press exposure, and inclusion in the film credits of the video documentary of the planning and highlights of this unique event, The Eclipse 2024 Niagara Heritage Tour.
2. Individual Sponsors may support this event, in tribute to loved ones, who will be recognized at our “Tribute” event during the Dinner Banquet, and included in the print publication credits of our “Eclipse 2024 Niagara Heritage Tour” commemorative publication.
3. Passive Income opportunity to both Business and Individual Sponsors, through referrals of new sponsors and event attendees
We invite you to consider attending the Eclipse 2024 Niagara Heritage, or become a sponsor!