Wayne County Museum’s Annual Black History Exhibit to Open Feb. 5

Wayne County Museum's Black History exhibit opens Feb. 5, 2022.  Source: Jennifer Kuykendall, Wayne County Museum
Wayne County Museum's Black History exhibit opens Feb. 5, 2022.  Source: Jennifer Kuykendall, Wayne County Museum

The Wayne County Museum’s annual Black History exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, February 5, 2022. This year, the show is entitled “Culture & Community” and it explores the historic Black neighborhoods of Goldsboro and Mt. Olive, North Carolina.

The show will focus on the churches, schools, businesses, and community leaders that made up the heart & soul of these communities during segregation. We will also examine the changes that these areas underwent post-segregation.

This Black History exhibit will last until the end of April; many special events are planned during those three months.

The Wayne County Museum will also offer a new Black History Walking Tour of the historic “Little Washington” neighborhood, beginning on the last Saturday of every month. The first walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2022.

The museum’s free monthly “general history” walking tour of Goldsboro and downtown will resume on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 10:30am (weather permitting). The tours meet as usual in the lobby of the museum at 116 N William Street, Goldsboro, NC, and last approximately 90 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Visit www.waynemuseum.org/exhibitsx and, for updates, follow the museum on social media. For more information, call 919-734-5023, or email info@waynemuseum.org.

 

 Source: Jennifer Kuykendall, Wayne County Museum

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