Black History Month

Discover local African American history like never before every February as the museum commemorates Black History Month. From the story of Ned Griffin, a slave who won his freedom fighting in the Revolutionary War to the story of Judge Elreta Alexander-Ralston, the first African American female judge elected to the bench in the United States- visitors will see the impact that African Americans have made both locally and nationally. Whether you’re experiencing the history of the 1960s Sit-Ins, exploring the importance of Negro Spirituals to local music, or examining the lives of those who broke racial barriers to become civic and business leaders, you’ll find that there’s always more to the story when you visit us each February.