Several programs are being held this month in Gloucester in celebration of February as Black History Month, according to Betty Jean Deal, director of the Gloucester Museum of History.
The series kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Ark. The focus of this brown bag lunch program will be living and historical legends telling their story.
“We will revisit the past with seniors sharing their stories and remember selected deceased through others sharing their stories,” Deal said. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch; beverages will be provided.
“Black Men Cooking” will be held at 1 p.m. on the following Saturday, Feb. 20 at the T.C. Walker Education Center cafeteria. The men will share their special dishes. Samples of prepared dishes and a beverage are available for $30 for adults; $15 for children under 12. Highlights of selected black pioneers of Gloucester will also be presented.
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