Museum opening day

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Elmore County Black History Museum opened it doors for the first time to the 4th grade students of Wetumpka Elementary School. ECABH President, Frazine Taylor, welcomed the students and introduced the welcome ceremony guest speakers, which included Superintendent of Education, Dr. Andre Harrison; District 2 City Councilman, Percy Gill; County Commissioner, Stephanie Daniels-Smoke and former Mayor, Lewis E. Washington, Sr.. After the welcome ceremony, the students were given a demonstration of how to make a traditional quilt by Mrs. Jackie Lacey of the Thread My Needle Quilting Group. Once in the exhibit rooms, Pat Williams, Billie Ruth Rawls and Lewis E. Washington, Sr. guided the students through the rich history of the Black Community of Elmore County.

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the Wetumpka Middle School 7th graders toured the Black History Museum.

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the Wetumpka High School 9th graders toured the Black History Museum.

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the Elmore County Black History Museum was open to the public.

What next?

The plan for Black History Month 2016 is to invite all schools in Elmore County to tour the Black History Museum.

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