The Ritz Museum, a gem of Jacksonville history in its own right, is the perfect place to reflect on Black History Month and to celebrate our community’s African-American heritage. Please join us to introduce (or re-introduce yourself) to the Ritz Museum’s rich exhibits and collections, and to experience the “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” animatronic exhibit, which movingly represents Jacksonville’s famous native sons, James Weldon Johnson and his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson. These two giants of African-American history come to life in a twelve-minute presentation that is supported by numerous displays and artifacts. Museum Director Adonnica Toler, MA and her team of docents will narrate tours of the museum.
Social half hour with light refreshments begins at 6:30. The program begins at 7:00, with tours starting at approximately 7:10PM.
$5.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit the Jacksonville Historical Society and the Ritz Theatre and Museum.
Speakers: Ritz Museum Director Adonnica Toler and JHS Interim Executive Director Alan Bliss