The Gennett Recording Story: The Birth of American Recorded Music Signature Dinner & Exhibit Premier will take place June 25. Come celebrate the story of Gennett Records to the tune of the 1920's! Enjoy dinner catered by Old Richmond Inn, a cash bar, silent auction, live music provided by the Earlham Jazz Band, guided premier exhibit tour- See artifacts related to Gennett Records from around the country!
History and Heritage
The sixteenth president Abraham Lincoln will be onsite to celebrate President's Day. Enjoy a performance filled with hilarity and heartbreak and hear some of Lincoln's most famous of speeches. After the performance, have a chance to meet the president up close. Registration is required by calling. This program is made possible with support from the Wayne County Foundations.Admission: $8 for Non-members Adults/$5 for Non-member Child/25% off for members. Please note there are two times: 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story is a ground-breaking documentary that will restore a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history. Henson, a dynamic man with unyielding principles, overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery with his wife and children.
Enjoy a selection of songs form American history focused on bringing attention to the fight for civil rights. Presented by Illinois musician Chris Vallillo, the history of the songs will be highlighted through storytelling and will give the audience a chance to participate, just as these songs were intended to do when they were first sung. This program is not included in the MLK Day Free Day general admission. To register, call : (765) 847-1691. Walk-in visitors will be accommodated if spots remain open.Admission: $8 fro non-members/$5 for non-members/25% discount for members.
The Levi and Catharine Coffin Site in Fountain City, Indiana will have a free admission for guided tours. of the Coffin home and self-guided tours of the Interpretive Center in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tours are available to pre-register for at 10:30 a.m., 11: 45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Spots are limited and pre-registration is encourage by calling or registering online. Walk-in visitors will accommodated if spots remain open.Admisson: Free
To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Earlham College, Indiana University East, and the Richmond NAACP will host renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump. Crump has worked on some of the most high-profile cases in the US, representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Stephon Clark, among others.
Local author, Duane Hodgin, will present a program to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Free copies of Hodgin's latest and final book, Combat Stories from WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan: Memories of Those Who Were There 1941-2010 will be distributed to attendees.Hodgin will share the stories of three men who were at Pearl Harbor during the attack as well as memories of those who were in combat during WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The stories are based on over 200 interviews that Hodgin did from 2012-2018.
Join the Wayne County Historical Musuem and Richmond Art Musuem's Shaun Dingwerth for an adult speaker event. Mr. Dingwerth will be giving a talk on the history of the Art Association( Richmond Art Museum) including the early involvement of Ella Bond Johnston and YOUR WCHM founder Julia Meek-Gaar.
Learn the stories of real survivors of human trafficking, plus discover ways to prevent human trafficking in your community during this event with Allies Inc., an organization that empowers survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation through prevention education and awareness.Resources on how to spot trafficking, ways to report it and how to advocate for those at risk will be provided.This event is FREE. Registration required by 5 p.m. on Jan.
Join Dr. John McGivigan from IUPUI for a community reading and discussion of Douglass' speech on women's suffrage "I am a Radical Suffrage Man". Admission: $5