Mammoth Cave celebrates Black History Month

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – It may have not occurred to you before, but Mammoth Cave has a lot of black history.

In the month of February, Mammoth Cave is hoping to share with the public their 200 years or so of black history through tour guide talks at the visitor center twice a day during week days, and 4 times a day on the weekends.

Park Liaison Molly Schroer told News 40 that the park has a long history of contributions from Black Americans, serving as tour guides, trail explorers and even a family legacy. Schroer said there will be opportunities to visit the Bransford cemetery on the property, a family cemetery of tour guides of the Bransford line.

Currently, the Bransford on staff now is a fifth generation cave guide who holds a wealth of knowledge about the caves and his family.

Schroer said the programming goes on every day, all throughout February at no cost to the public.