Monthly Archives: November 2011

Kwanzaa at Legacy

The Legacy Museum of African American History offered two opportunities for the public to learn about and plan for Kwanzaa, a craft workshop from 10:30-1:30 Saturday, December 10 and an Open House from 2:00 to 4:00 Sunday December 11.  Both events were  held at the Legacy Activity Center, 415 Monroe ST.. The were free and [...]

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Amherst County Training School

Pastor Margaret Nelson, Colonel US Air Force (Ret.)

Panelists Hon. Willard Douglas, Jr. and Patricia Rose

On Saturday November 19 at 3 p.m. The Legacy Museum of African American in collaboration with the Amherst Glebe Arts Response screened the oral history documentary, “Three Schools: Amherst Training School” followed by recollections and reflections by some of those who [...]

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Harambee 2011

Saturday, October 24 was a perfect day for Legacy’s 3rd annual harambee. About 200 guests enjoyed a day of entertainment, demonstrations of heritage crafts, tours of the Museum, and visiting with friends and neighbors.
Performances included a dance of welcome by Marie Hudson and Malcolm Dentler, Two-Guys Jazz, The Dance Theatre of Lynchburg, Liberty University step-dance teams and mimes, the LAC/Y-Gyrls drum ensemble, and line dancing with Linda Parker.

Ruby Rittmeyer taught young visitors how to make dolls, Patti Driscoll Crump demonstrated the art of making English bobbin lace, Jan Bennett Collier encouraged visitors to try their hands at quilting, and Ronnie Durie explained the meaning and origin of the elements in his pow-wow dance regalia. Continue reading

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