Our History Matters
Tour. Discover. Learn.
TELLING THE STORIES AND EXPLORING THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE DAN RIVER REGION
Come tour with me and immerse yourself in Southside Virginia's unique history......
from an Afrocentric viewpoint
Our History Matters works to bring awareness, acknowledgement, and appreciation for African American life and historic preservation in order to build more inclusive communities, formed with the mission to showcase the omitted histories of the people and sacred spaces of African Americans in the Dan River Region through genealogy and tourism.
Why Tour With Me?
I love to tell the stories of my people by providing a space so their stories will be etched in history forever. I combine my passion for genealogy with my tours to show all people just how much we are alike and how our lives are deeply intertwined with one another. I love meeting people from all over the world, and I make it my mission to provide memorable tours and experiences for my clients.
When I’m not busy guiding, I spend my time doing genealogy, researching and exploring new options to help keep my tours fresh, interesting and relevant - which means returning clients will discover something new every time they tour with me. Take a look at what I offer and get in touch if you would like to work with me. I can’t wait to show you the world as I see it.
"History remembers only the celebrated,genealogy remembers them all"
Our History Matters Featured on 60 Minutes!!!
"Our ancestors were real people with real families and at this point thousands of descendants that have a desire to know and rightfully should know where and who they came from. This is all about reclaiming and preserving our cultural heritage"
Walking the lands of our ancestors while exploring our connections and common ancestry
Find New Adventures with Our History Matters
What is the Danville connection to the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's? How did one man who was born in Danville influence an entire generation of Hip Hop culture? Tour with Our History Matters to learn about these hidden gems and historical nuggets that make our region unique. Learn the stories of the people and connect with those who lived through these experiences.
"Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Download the Distrx APP!
Will you be in town for a quick moment or just dont have time to book a guided tour, Download the Distrx App and check out the Civil Rights Self Guided Walking Tour narrated and curated by me! Explore the history of the local Civil Rights Movement and the entrepreneurial spirit that lined N. Union St.in the Black Business District.
I want every single person who goes on one of my tours to have an incredible experience. Each positive review and returning client is a true reward for me. Read some of their comments below and don’t forget to leave your own feedback.
The tour guide Ressie Luck-Brimmer provided optimum customer services and was flexible with my schedule. She exhibited a great deal of knowledge about local history and even provided local resources to assist me with genealogy research on my ancestors from the county. If your looking for a comprehensive understanding about African American history in Danville, VA make it a priority to take this tour!