Jun
19
Sat
History Comes Alive!
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm

“Juneteenth Experience”

History Comes Alive!

News of the Emancipation Proclamation arrived in Galveston, TX on June 19, 1865 nearly two years after its 1863 enactment. The day is more than a day of parades, BBQs, and family gatherings but rather it is a day to reflect on our achievements and accomplishments in this nation. There will be an exhibit with handouts about Juneteenth.

Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.   Please call the Museum at 217-391-6323 to make a reservation since space will be limited to 60% capacity.

 

 

 

Jun
26
Sat
History Comes Alive!
Jun 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Veronica Betts as  Rebecca Woods

History Comes Alive!

First-person impersonator, Veronica Betts, will  portray Rebecca Woods – showing how this child slave became a servant of the Ridgley Family of Springfield, IL.

Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.   Please call the Museum at 217-391-6323 to make a reservation since space will be limited to 60% capacity.

Jul
10
Sat
History Comes Alive!
Jul 10 @ 1:30 pm

Patricia James as “Nance Legins-Costley”

History Comes Alive!

This is my story, I am a women of color, born into slavery, yet I know in my heart and soul that I am just as free as any other person who is not of color.  I patiently fought and long waited for this legal entitlement of a freed person over many years and finally with the strong will of Abraham Lincoln got it.  Now all of my children are born free.

Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.   Please call the Museum at 217-391-6323 to make a reservation since space will be limited to 60% capacity.

Jul
17
Sat
History Comes Alive!
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm

Robert Davis: “Conversations with a Civil Rights Soldier”

History Comes Alive!

Mr. Davis as Pvt. Andrew Lewis, a run-away slave that joined the Union Army and fought in the Civil War as a member of the IL 29th Inf. United States Colored Troops.  He along with approximately 210,000 other colored soldiers and sailors fought under our American Flag for Union and freedom.” {R.D.}   Incidentally, Private Lewis is buried in the Historic Colored Section at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.   Please call the Museum at 217-391-6323 to make a reservation since space will be limited to 60% capacity.

Jul
24
Sat
History Comes Alive!
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm

Robert Moore: “Black Marshalls”

History Comes Alive!

Robert Moore will discuss the history of Black Marshalls, beginning with the 1st Black Marshall, Bass Reeves.  He will also discuss the trials and contributions of Black Marshalls.

Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.   Please call the Museum at 217-391-6323 to make a reservation since space will be limited to 60% capacity.