BV African American Museum ready for Black History Month visitors

Published: Jan. 29, 2018 at 8:06 AM CST
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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