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New Meeting: Denver's African-American Museums

From: Jeff
Sent on: Monday, March 10, 2008 3:43 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The Denver Museum Meetup Group!

What: Denver's African-American History

When: Saturday, March 29, 11:00 AM

Museum fee: USD8.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Anyone is welcome to attend.

Why: The Black American West Museum and Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library are both museum gems.

Meeting Description: The Five Points area of Denver hosts two of of the city's great small museums, both featuring African American History. The Black American West Museum (BAWM) is in the former home Dr. Justina Ford, the first black female doctor in Colorado. The museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating the contributions of Blacks in the Old West. Admission: $8

The Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library features exhibit galleries on the third floor highlighting the lives of African Americans in Colorado since the 1500s through the administration of Mayor Wellington Webb. Changing art exhibits feature local black artists.

The two museums are about six blocks apart, so we can walk between them. We can also consider having lunch between visiting the two museums. There is a parking lot across the street from the BAWM. The light rail D line ends at 30th & Downing, across the parking lot from the museum, so you can use public transit.

Five Points received its name early this century from the city's tramway company, who used the nickname because their street car signs were not big enough to list all of the street names at this end-of-the-line stop. Bordered by Park Avenue, Downing Street, Stout Street and Tremont Place, Five Points is home to an exciting mix of cultural attractions and restaurants.

Learn more here:
http://museum.meetup.com/71/calendar/7505513/

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