Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery Traveling Exhibit highlights ceremonies on Sunday, Feb. 20

Date: 
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Old Pine Community Center, 425 Lombard Street,
Philadelphia,, PA 19147
United States

Gwen Ragsdale, executive director and curator of the museum, will present original slave artifacts, Jim Crow objects, bill-of-sale documents and more. This presentation is suitable for youngsters 12 years and older. It will be set up at the Old Pine Community Center, 425 Lombard Street, Sunday, Feb. 20, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Masks and vaccine ID required. Free to the public. Donations welcomed.

 

Timeline of Weekend Events

 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-20: Outdoor Exhibit of Presbyterian Historical Society: “Building Knowledge, Breaking Barriers.” Location: 425 Lombard Street. Hours: Friday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

7 p.m. Friday, February 18: “The Enslaved and the Enslavers of Colonial Third Presbyterian Church” presented by Daniel Campbell, Ph.D. 

Location: Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine Street. Masks and vaccine ID required. Free to the public. Donations welcomed.

4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19: The St Thomas Gospel Choir, under the direction of musical director and choirmaster Waltier Blocker, will perform at Old Pine Street Church. 

Location: Old Pine Street Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Social distancing will be observed. asks required. Masks and vaccine ID required. Free to the public. Donations welcomed.

12:30 -1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20: Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery Traveling Exhibit. Presented by Gwen Ragsdale, curator. 

Location: Old Pine Community Center, 425 Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA. Available capacity 30-40. Suitable for children 12 and older. Masks and vaccine ID required. Free to the public. Donations welcomed.

2 p.m. Sunday, February 20: “The Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania” presented by Kevin Williams, researcher. 

Location: Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard Street. Masks and vaccine ID required. Free to the public. Donations welcomed.

Mosaics by students of the George B. Nebinger Elementary School – modeled on freedom quilts created by women in Gee’s Bend, Alabama – will also be on display throughout the weekend.

 

For more information on the weekend activities, text Alice Reyes at 215 603 1510 or email [email protected]gmail.com.

 

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