“From the Bell to the Bus and Beyond: Rosa Parks”
This exhibit traces the civil rights movement back through time to the civil war, when abolitionists first began to call the iconic bell, the “Liberty” bell. Moving forward in time, the exhibit shows how following the abolition of slavery the development of Jim Crow laws necessitated the modern civil rights movement. Rosa Parks’s story emerges from this background and then raises questions about the issue of racial justice today. Activity books are available for children with information about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The exhibit has been updated to incorporate information about the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act attempted to improve the quality of life for African-Americans and other minority groups by outlawing discrimination in many public places. Learn about the history of the act from its beginnings under the presidency of John F. Kennedy, Jr. to the signing of it on July 2, 1964.
“Celebrate Like the Dickens”
A Story, a Play, a Tradition:
25 Years at Civic Theater
Civic Theatre of Allentown is celebrating the 25th season of producing A Christmas Carol. We are partnering with them to celebrate this anniversary by showcasing pictures, memorabilia, and costumes from the past 25 years. Come and learn about the origins of A Christmas Carol and see how the show has changed throughout the years.
If you were a part of the show and have a special memento that you would like to share with us please contact the museum at 610-435-4232.
For more information on Civic Theatre’s production please visit their website at http://www.civictheatre.com/a-christmas-carol-25/.
Dr. Dennis and Nanci Blankowitsch, Elaine Charron, Gerri Falk, Bill Remo, A. James and Estelle Shedlauskas, Ann Wertman, Joe Zeller