BV African American Museum ready for Black History Month visitors

February is Black History Month and the Brazos Valley African American Museum is getting ready for a busy season. The museum aims to explore, develop, preserve and present the cultural history and heritage of African Americans. The museum will be free to visit all February.

February events include the following:

- 17th Annual Appreciation Banquet
Hilton College Station, 801 University Drive
February 23, 2018
The event honors and publicly recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to our community, state or country and includes dinner, entertainment, and silent auction.

- Soup & Story: Sharing Oral Histories
Brazos Valley African American Museum, 500 East Pruitt Street
February 6, 2018
Community members are invited to come to the museum and share oral histories over homemade soup. Attendees are asked to donate one can of soup which will be given to a local food pantry.

- African Diaspora: Defining the Americas Exhibition
Brazos Valley African American Museum, 500 East Pruitt Street
On Display until April 30.
Exhibit on the economic influences of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Displays include artifacts, art work, agricultural commodities and a slave bill of trade. Pieces come from Africa, The Caribbean Islands, and South and North America.

- Free Admission during the month of February