The board and resident artists of Zion Union Heritage Museum are proud to announce a great line-up of activities for Black History Month, highlighting the struggles and accomplishments of people of color in this historic region
Sunday, February 2 through the month of February.* Photography/Historical Exhibition: “Matriarchal Strength, Stories of Indigenous Separation and Border Crossing,” created by freelance reporter and photojournalist Rachael Devaney and curated by museum board member and resident artist Carl Lopes. Admission free in honor of Black History Month. Donations always welcome!
Saturday, February 8, 2-4 pm. Opening Reception for “Matriarchal Strength, Stories of Indigenous Separation and Border Crossing.” Rachael Devaney, who was adopted from El Salvador in 1978 and grew up in Centerville, will speak about her reunification with her birth family after 40 years and her direct experience with one of the most pressing issues of our time: immigration and cultural identify. Her exhibition and personal testimony will shed light on the struggles that indigenous families have faced since Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492, bringing decimation of tribal communities and appropriation of their lands, wealth, and resources. Admission and refreshments free. Donations always welcome!
Saturday, February 15, 2-5 pm. Open House. Music by the Mwalin Peters! You will also hear about Mwalim’s terrific new book, The Land of the Black Squirrels! Admission and refreshments free. Donations always welcome!
Thursday, February 27, 2-4 pm. Featured speaker: Lee V. Charlton—Past President of the New Bedford NAACP and noted advocate for civil rights, quality education, and equal opportunity. Admission free. Donations always welcome!
*MUSEUM HOURS (General): February through April, Thursday–Saturday: 11:00 am–5:00 pm.