Collaborating with community partners helps the Legacy Museum extend its outreach, while at the same time supporting the work of other worthwhile community organizations and activities.
This spring, the Legacy Activity Center is collaborating with Sandy Knodel and Sylvia Hobson, co-directors of the Festival Center on Madison Street and Hope II at Lynchburg High Apartments, to provide opportunities for neighborhood children to explore African American culture through the arts. The program, which is scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month, began in March with a poetry workshop and viewing of Keith Lee’s film Anne Spencer Revisited, facilitated by Sonia Langhorne, who plays Anne in the film.
In partnership with the Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Ann van de Graaf and Carla Heath offered two mask-making workshops for Delta Jabberwock youth. The workshops were intended to help participants learn about mask- and costume-making in preparation for the costumes they will design and make for their performances in the Delta Jabberwock Mardi Gras Celebration of Legends: Gone but Not Forgotten, scheduled for November.
During the summer the LAC will be working with counselors at Camp Timothy to offer weekly educative and entertaining programs for groups of young campers.
A generous grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust made possible the purchase of eight djembes (a type of West African drum) as well as room-darkening shades and art supplies for the LAC. The Center is now seeking funding for honoraria for workshop facilitators.
The LAC welcomes future collaboration with area artists who wish to share their talents and work with the community, as well as with individuals and groups with ideas about how we can work together to provide stimulating and educational programs for people of all ages. Please call Carla Heath, LAC program coordinator, at 846-4229 with ideas, requests, and offers of talent.