Black History Month events at The Carver Museum

Published: Feb. 8, 2021 at 4:23 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - If you are looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month, a trip to downtown Dothan’s Carver Museum might be your answer.

“Knowing the history will help us know better who we are. It will help us in areas of confidence. It will help us in areas of how ancestors did such amazing powerful things and it will give us the strength to do even better to go beyond where we come from,” says Carver Museum’s program manager Kienda Koonce.

There are events for the youngest members of the families to the wisest to honor the journey and accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history like the science experiment contest for 4th through 12th graders.

The student with the most popular experiment presentation will win a $100 cash prize.

Parents can get in on the celebration by attending the virtual Ivy League Prep for Young Learners Tuesday night led by Kiddie Care Learning Center owner Kishia Saffold to start the college prep conversation.

The museum is also launching a Black history at Home Booklet program for all adults in the Wiregrass with information and activities on Black history.

“We actually created that program just this year for black history month and we’re going to of course continue it and grow it and nurture it into becoming something even more major,” says Koonce.

That’s not all. There are multiple Facebook live and virtual workshop events on the calendar this month including a film screening and an Insurance 101 discussion.

You can stay up to date with all the Black history festivities by liking The Carver Museum Facebook page or downloading the Carver Museum app.

You can support The Carver Museum during its bookfair starting February 19th to the 21st by making a purchase at Barnes and Noble in Dothan and mentioning the museum.

A portion of what you spend will be donated to the museum.

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