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Events

The Museum is Now Open!  (Limited slots Available.)
 

We are excited to announce that the museum will be open some Saturdays by appointment only.  If you would like to visit us, please click the button below to schedule your slot.  Minimal slots available.  

February Black History Month at the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center

Two Saturday’s the 4th and the 11th the museum will show Davon Johnson’s film documentaries.  Movie goers’ price $3.00 movie only - online registration required.

Davon E. Johnson is 57-year-old and has directed, produced and written films. He has two feature films under his belt and four of his films have aired on PBS television. Davon started his production company in 1989.  His newest project is about an African American actor Ira Aldridge, who plays ‘Othello’.  



Saturday February, 4th - 2 pm to 4 pm 

 

#1. A documentary about historian Paul W. Stewart: 

A tribute to the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, 1989.

How Paul began collecting and documenting Western history. 


#2. A Hue-Man Experience: 

An African American Bookstore and More, 1990.

The history of how Clara Villarosa started her bookstore with a vast number of books dedicated to African-American authors.

 

#3. "Othello":

Ira Frederick Aldridge is "Othello" 2022/ played by Dwayne Carrington

Ira Aldridge was born 1807 in New York City to free parents and attended the African Free School, and African Theatre, developing a deep interest in Shakespeare. In 1825, he performed Othello becoming the first Black man to play this Black character in Europe.

Saturday February 11th - 2 pm to 3 pm 


#1. The Civil Rights Peaceful Protests in Washington D.C. 1963: 

Social Justice / the 1963 Civil Rights Movement

Nonviolent civil disobedience based on Christian beliefs started long before the 1963 peaceful protest.  A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin and A. J. Muste formed the idea of a peaceful movement including a march on Washington in the early 1940’s.

 

#2. "Othello":

Ira Frederick Aldridge is "Othello" 2022/ played by Dwayne Carrington

Ira Aldridge was born 1807 in New York City to free parents and attended the African Free School, and African Theatre, developing a deep interest in Shakespeare. In 1825, he performed Othello becoming the first Black man to play this Black character in Europe.

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