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Baptisttown Festival

Join us Saturday, June 8 from 11 AM to 6 PM as we celebrate our heritage, encourage membership and honor our volunteers.  If you would to be a vendor for this memorable street festival and provide food, merchandise, crafts or staff an informational table contact Marcia Lynch-Duncan at 812-425-8556.  For general information please call 812-423-5188 or click on the link. 

Women’s Heritage Month

On March 30, don’t miss the event Women of Worth. This event features keynote speakers Melissa Morehead and Kerseclia Patterson, co-authors of the book, “If These Walls Could Talk”.  Guests are asked to wear white.  Mature Content will be discussed.

At the conclusion of the event, there will be a book signing. 
Please RSVP by calling (812) 423-5188.  Light Refreshments will be served.  General Admission Rates Apply.

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Black History Month

Mark your calendars.  Starting February 4, there will be several events sponsored by the museum for Black History Month.  We hope to see you at one or all the events.

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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. 

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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.

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IDAAC reception

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. 

 

Congratulations!

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).

To see the complete press release click here

 

Honorable mention

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. 

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Staff Opening

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.