Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
There are several local events celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The events at the Evansville African American Museum start January 17 with “Remember Dr. King through Art” activities and culminate on January 19, 2019 with the showing “King in the Wilderness” followed by a Q & A with Dr. Jordan. General Admission charges apply.
Soul Writers’ Guild event November 16, featuring Tish Jones
Tish Jones is a dynamic speaker and a knowledgeable educator that captivated the audience both Friday evening and Saturday morning. The reception allowed her to “meet and greet” the Soul Writers’ Guild as well as the members, patrons, and supporters of the Evansville African Museum. On Friday, the crowd was standing room only with the crowd including a variety of people of different ages from grade school to college, from young parents to distinguished elders. Members of the community shared their poetic works with the audience and then listened as Ms. Jones shared her history and vision. Saturday morning put approx. 25 participants of the workshop to work by having them write various impromptu works and being challenged by Ms. Jones to be honest and bold with their works without editing and interpreting themselves.
Good food and lively discussion was front and center at the museum on October 6, 2018. The Museum played host to the Indiana Democrat African American Caucus at a reception preceding the 3rd Annual Banquet presentation at St. James Church. The keynote speaker at the presentation was DNC Vice Chairman, Michael Blake.
The Evansville African American Museum has been selected for National African American Museums Cohort
The Evansville African American Museum is one of seven museums selected to participate in the inaugural initiative connecting African American museums across the country, offering guidance around increased institutional capacity in the areas of management, mission and governance. This program is a joint initiative of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).
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On September 19, 2018 at the Evansville Bar Association annual luncheon, the museum received a check for one of the highest awards. The $5000 grant will be used for the upcoming 2019 exhibit about the women’s suffrage movement. As plans finalize, you can expect to hear more about this exciting new exhibit.
The museum was seeking a Coordinator of Museum Experiences. Click here to see the complete details of the responsibilities for this position. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2018.