AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA TO CELEBRATE MLK DAY
Museum offering $1 admission and Peace Pole activity.
Cedar Rapids, IA: The African American Museum of Iowa will be open on Monday, January 21 from 10 AM to 4 PM to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Admissions will be discounted to $1 for all patrons, with children under 5 and members receiving free admission. Join us for a day of learning, reflection, and crafting in celebration of Dr. King’s vision of integration and his legacy of peace.
Throughout the day, visitors are encouraged to participate in decorating Peace Poles in honor of Dr. King’s message of peace and non-violence. These poles are roughly 4”x4” and are inscribed with a variety of translations of peaceful messages in languages from around the world. The museum will be supplying the poles and the supplies for decorating in partnership with Veterans for Peace Chapter #169. Once decorated, the poles will be displayed at public locations throughout the Cedar Rapids area.
Representatives from the press and local media are invited to attend the event. Please contact Communications Associate Jennifer Beall at 319-862-2101, Ext. 214 or jbeall@blackiowa.org with interview requests. We encourage requests to be made by January 14 to ensure that we can schedule a staff member to speak with you.
About AAMI: The African American Museum of Iowa is a statewide museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and teaching Iowa’s African American history. As Iowa’s leading educational resource on the topic, we educate more than 30,000 people each year through museum tours, traveling exhibits, research services, youth and adult education programs, and community and fundraising events.