Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with us! All month long we'll have a special Music & Movement, Mini-Musical, and Storytime as well as Art Studio and Build-It Lab projects!
During the month of February, we're highlighting African American men and women who have made significant contributions to the world in which we live. Come experience hands-on exploration and learn about the men and women who were pioneers in their fields.
Black History Month Mini-Musical Highlights
During our Mini-Musical Peach State Flyer, guests will learn a little about the incredible lives of local community champion Rosel J. Fann, a woman who worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in her community; an American architect, engineer, and bridge builder Horace King who is one of the most respected bridge builder of the 19th century Deep South; and Reverend George Liele, the first Baptist missionary to visit Jamaica.
Black History Month Art Studio Highlights
Our Art Studio projects will highlight the awe-inspiring talents of Alma Thomas, who the Smithsonian describes as "an exuberant colorist, abstracting shapes and patterns from the trees and flowers around her." Guests will also learn about the Gee's Bend Quiltmakers, a group of women from Gee's Bend, Alabama, a strip of land surrounded by the Alabama River, that have created quilt masterpieces.
Black History Month Build It Lab Highlight
Our Build It Lab project highlights Alexander Miles, inventor of elevator doors that automatically open. Inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2007, Miles' contribution is still seen to this day in modern elevators!
Black History Month Science Bar Highlights
All month, at our Science Bar, guests will be able to learn about the amazing minds and achievements of some incredibly important American scientists.
- Chemist Alice Ball
- Inventor & acoustician James Edward Maceo West
- Mathematician in the United States’ aeronautics & space programs Katherine Johnson
Check out our CALENDAR for more information about the timing and location of all our February Black History Month programs.
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