The Untold Story of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

The Untold Story of the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery


In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, we start off Black History Month with an innovative partnership that has come together around the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery. Joining Arts & Culture Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack are representatives from three of the partner programs working with the Museum and Gallery, Caitlin Carlson, Program Curator from the Stearns History Museum; Mary Warner, Executive Director, and Ann Marie Johnson, Preservationist, from the Morrison County Historical Society; and Karah Hawkinson, Program Coordinator for the Sherburne History Center.

Along with the Benton County Historical Society, Sourcewell, and Rethos, the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery has their first online event on Saturday, February 6th at 11:00AM with the co-founders of the museum. Programs over the next two Saturdays after that include a discussion about the role of the arts and artists in social justice movements and then a talk about memorializing the art that occurred on the plywood boarding used all over Minnesota to protect businesses during the aftermath of the George Floyd murder.