We are currently developing a traveling museum featuring photos, artifacts, a historical background, guest speakers, and educational skits. The goal of this venture is to annually connect with and inform youth of various educational levels of Bowling Green’s rich African American heritage, while encourage them to take pride in their own culture by looking for ways they can contribute. We will be visiting public schools throughout Warren County and 11 other counties.
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the African American Museum|Bowling Green Area (AAMBGA) and the George Washington Carver Center will host the 2014 Juneteenth Community Festival from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The event will be hosted at the site of the Carver Center (2nd Avenue and State Street) and the site of the Museum (3rd Avenue and State Street). There will be activities, entertainment, arts and craft vendors, games, and food at both locations. 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue will be blocked off between State and College Streets. Attendees may move about between the sites by walking on Max Hampton Street which lies between State and College Streets.
There will also be a brief ceremony marking the opening of the African American Museum. The opening ceremony will be at 10:30 AM and will conclude at 11:00 AM. All are cordially invited to attend the opening ceremony and to join in the 2014 Juneteenth Community Festival. There is no admission fee; it is free for all to come and to enjoy. There are new Museum exhibits that will inform all of the work and achievements of the African American communities of Bowling Green.