A goal of the Zion Union Heritage Museum is to collect, preserve and share the unique history and contributions of the People of Color on Cape Cod. The museum offers a variety of educational programs and experiences to facilitate sharing this historic regions past.

Black History Month activities

Martin Luther King Day Parade and Program

Annual collaborative activities with the Cape Cod NAACP, community, schools, local organizations, churches and local officials

Black Film Festival / Race Films

Film series featuring African-Americans actors in stories that appealed to African-American audiences and spoke directly to the black community. These films often portrayed them in a different light from the mainstream motion picture industry, which largely ignored them.

Community After School Tutorial Program

Held at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center during the school year

Community Heroes Project

The project engages students through acknowledgement and identification of individuals in the community who have contributed to the history of People of Color on Cape Cod

Artists Presentations

Original works of art, Studio techniques demonstrations with Q & A; Children’s hands-on activities; slide presentations and lecture series

Genealogy Program

Discover your place in history. Trace your ancestors ‘unique story and family tree.


On-site museum collections, Books to lend, documentary DVD’s

Partnerships and collaboration with the Hyannis Public Library, Cotuit Library, Dennis Public Library, Cape Cod Community College

Mobile Museum Outreach

The museum will bring programs, featured artists, lectures, exhibits and collections to your classroom, church, or community organization. 

Summer Golf Program

Students gain a basic understanding of golf swing fundamentals and how to use the principles of the game of golf to help prepare to be stronger citizens.

Tour Groups and Bus Tours

Groups may explore the museum independently after a brief introductory presentation by Directors and artists. Guided tours may be scheduled in advance.