Museum to host 'Creative Mind'

This article was published January 10, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid America Blvd., will host a new exhibit called the "Creative Mind" honoring African-American scientists and visionaries.

"Creative Mind" combines materials from the National Visionary Leadership Project, the African American History Program, the Smithsonian Museum of African American Culture and History, Arkansas Educational Television Network, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Centre and the Garland County Historical Society.

"This is a special exhibit for Mid-America Science Museum, and we invite the public to come and learn about the significant contributions made by African-American scientists and leaders throughout our nation's history," Diane LaFollette, executive director of Mid-America Science Museum, said in a news release.

"Creative Mind" will include a special audio station highlighting oral histories from the National Visionary Leadership Project's "Black Quilted Narratives." The museum will show a 30-minute screener of the documentary "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise," the original four-hour documentary series which was hosted, executive produced and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. that recently premiered on PBS.

"Creative Mind" will be on display at Mid-America Science Museum through the month of February to highlight Black History Month. The "Creative Mind" exhi bit is free with paid general admission to Mid-America Science Museum.

Call 767-3461 for more information about the exhibit and other educational programs at Mid-America Science Museum.

Entertainment on 01/10/2017
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