Celebration the Dedication of the Cato & Lydia Freeman Hall

Photo of Cato Freeman, holding a stringed instrument, with flowers taking the place of his head. Described as Musician, church & community leader. Lived from 1768 - 1853Friday, February 2nd

The Board of Trustees voted, with congregational input, to approve the naming of our Parish Hall to the Cato & Lydia Freeman Hall, or Freeman Hall for short. You are invited to celebrate the dedication Friday, February 2nd during the Black History Month opening reception. The reception, which will include light refreshments, begins at 5:00 PM. At 5:45 the dedication will take place including live music and speakers. Cato and Lydia Freeman were longtime parishioners of the North Parish in the late 1700’s to mid 1800’s. They were never afforded full privileges because they were Black. In dedicating the Parish Hall to Cato and Lydia, we recognize their commitment to the North Parish community and the congregation’s commitment to the 8th principle.

For more information about the North Andover Celebrates Black History Month project please visit: https://sites.google.com/northandoverma.gov/blackhistorymonth/home