The museum offers a variety of programs to our museum visitors throughout the year. Check out our current series offerings and look for events on the museum calendar. Museum admission is required for many of the program unless otherwise noted. See full calendar of events.
Come together with young people and elders to engage in uplifting conversations about life, traditions and history! This series offers programs that introduce audiences of any age to an array of compelling and entertaining performances, lectures, workshops and related events. These programs occur monthly.
See upcoming Generation Series events.
SUNDAYS @ 2 FILMS
The film series present documentaries on the history and culture of African Americans portrayed in the museum’s permanent galleries and special exhibitions. These films screenings occur monthly on Sundays at 2 p.m.
See upcoming Sundays @ 2 events.
GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY SERIES
The genealogy series provides lectures in how to research family history with an emphasis on the African American experience. Major topics include beginner’s workshops, internet resources, local history research, and antebellum records.
See upcoming Genealogy & Local History events.
SATURDAY’S CHILD SERIES
Geared towards children ages 6-11, this series features interactive art workshops along with musical and theatrical performances on select Saturdays each month.
See upcoming Saturday's Child events.
FIRST FRIDAYS MUSIC SERIES
Visitors enjoy a mix of individual and group performances by local, regional and national musicians and artists. Musical genres vary per event and include limited drinks and light fare. Doors open at 7 p.m. and program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 members and AARP cardholders, $20 non-members. This programs occurs quarterly unless otherwise noted.
THINGS HOLD, LINES CONNECT BOOK DISCUSSION
Are you an avid reader and love to discuss a good book? Join the museum’s book club to discuss a variety of books by African American writers. This book club also includes book signings and appearances by the author during the year. Cost: Free Program
See upcoming Lines Connect events.
THIRD THURSDAYS (May through December)
Do you wish that you could tour the museum after work? During the summer season, on the third Thursday of the month, the museum offers extended hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a reduced admission price of $5. Live music and/or a museum activity will take place.
See upcoming Third Thursdays events.
Join the museum’s youth volunteers, The Travelers, for an evening of expression through music, spoken word, and the works of young emerging artists. This program occurs quarterly unless otherwise noted.