Recognize Black History Month at these events in Georgetown

There are several ways to recognize Black History Month in Georgetown throughout February. (Courtesy Adobe Stock).
There are several ways to recognize Black History Month in Georgetown throughout February. (Courtesy Adobe Stock).

There are several ways to recognize Black History Month in Georgetown throughout February. (Courtesy Adobe Stock).

There are several ways to recognize Black History Month in Georgetown throughout February. Per a release from the city, here are some ideas:

Georgetown Public Library

The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., offers items available for curbside checkout to enrich Black History Month. Library staff also encourages people to participate in the African American Read-in, an initiative to read works by Black authors during February. Find more information about their offerings at http://library.georgetown.org.

Tuesday Talks with Britin and Ann

February’s Tuesday Talks with Britin and Ann at noon Feb. 2 on Zoom and Facebook Live will tie into this year's national theme of Black History Month "The Black Family: Representation, Identity, Diversity." The meeting will include special guest Paulette Taylor, president of the Georgetown Citizens and Cultural Memorial Association, for "Representation, Identity and Diversity Celebrated in Georgetown's Track-Ridge-Grasshopper Neighborhood." The Track-Ridge-Grasshopper Neighborhood has been home to members of Georgetown's African-American community for more than 150 years. Learn more about the neighborhood's history as well as other community celebrations for Black History Month. Find more information, including how to participate in the virtual meeting, at http://historic.georgetown.org.


Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association

The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host several virtual family events in Georgetown to celebrate Black History Month in February. The group will present a reading of Georgetown Police Officer Delta Jolly’s book, “Officer Jolly Earns Her Badge,” from 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 6 on Zoom. The presentation is in partnership with The Williamson Museum, The Lone Star Chapter and The Links Incorporated. Participants will be able to pick up activity packets, including stickers, crayons, and coloring and workbook pages, prior to the event at The Williamson Museum. Visit https://bit.ly/3agcHRE for more information and to register to attend.

The group will also host a presentation of “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” by LaTasha Morrison for youth and adults age 15 and older from 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 25. The event is a community conversation about reconciliation, historical factors and the realities of racial tensions as well as a dialogue about righteousness, justice and healing. For more information about the GCCMA events, visit http://gccmatx.org.

The Williamson Museum

The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., will open the “Heritage and Horizons: The Black Legacy of Williamson County” exhibit Feb. 10. The exhibit, which celebrates Black individuals, families and groups who were integral to the history of Williamson County, runs through Aug. 1, 2022. For more information about the exhibit as well as additional museum events, visit http://williamsonmuseum.org.


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