Lancaster's African American citizens have helped construct the City's buildings, owned its businesses, entertained its residents, fought for its freedom, educated its children and lead its government and church congregations. Join City Councilwoman Barbara Wilson for the opening of a special exhibit celebrating the contributions of African Americans to Lancaster.
The opening of the Black History Month exhibit will be held on Friday, February 3, from 5 - 8 pm in the City Hall Gallery, in conjunction with downtown Lancaster's First Friday activities. A presentation will be held at 7 pm.
The exhibit features photos, documents and small artifacts that chronicle the contributions of Lancaster's African Americans from the late 1700s to the present. The display provides a resource for all Lancastrians to learn more about the cultural, economic and educational impact African Americans have made in our community.
Following the Friday opening, the Black History Month exhibit will remain on display through March 31. The City Hall Gallery is located in the first floor annex section of Lancaster City Hall, 120 North Duke Street. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
The exhibit was organized by Councilwoman Wilson, the Lancaster Office of Public Art and a committee with representatives of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP, African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania and the Crispus Attucks Community Center. This exhibit is being supported by LancasterHistory.org.
For more information about the City Hall Gallery, please visit www.lancasterpublicart.com.