Heinz History Center's 'Slavery to Freedom' exhibit upgraded
New features have been added to the “From Slavery to Freedom” exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center to go along with programs celebrating February's Black History Month.
The programs will begin Feb. 5 with a youth summit to commemorate the 50th\ anniversary of Freedom Summer, which focused on voting rights and education. The museum will link high-school students across the nation to a program at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Miss. It will take places 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program is open only to students.
Programs also include:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 15: “The Paradox of American History – From Slavery to Freedom,” a talk by Samuel W. Black, the history center's director of African-American programs. It is free with admission to the museum.
1 p.m. Feb. 15: Part of the Healthy Heritage Cooking series featuring Elise “The Diva Chef” Wims. Admission is $20. Details: 412-454-6373 or email@example.com.
5:30 p.m. Feb. 26: “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow,” part of the exhibit's film series. It is at the Homewood Library Auditorium, 7101 Hamilton Ave. and is free.
Meanwhile, the “From Slavery to Freedom” display has been updated with interactive touchscreens and iPads that let visitors go through documents related to the ownership and eventual freedom of slaves and servants in the area. Artifacts also have been added to the freedom-seeker exhibit.
In addition, a life-size figure of Civil War soldier Alexander Kelly has been added. He won the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the colors of his company in 1864.
The display recently won the 2013 Award of Merit, the highest award from the American Association for State and Local History.
The history center is open every day. Admission is $15; or $13 for seniors; $6 for students and those 6 to 17; and free for those 5 and under.
Details: 412-454-6000 or www.heinzhistorycenter.org.
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