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Today marks the end of Black History Month, but a local museum
celebrates African American culture ALL YEAR LONG.
In this week's edition of "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom shows us some of
the historical treasures inside Roanoke's Harrison Museum.
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Eva Walters is proud of the Harrison Museum's extensive collection of
authentic African artifacts.
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STRING AND MAKE A NOISE OR SOUND.))
Since 1985, the museum has offered a haven for African American culture
that's designed to be enjoyed not only by blacks, but people of all races.
((EVA WALTERS/MUSEUM CURATOR: SO, ANYTIME A PERSON WOULD BE INTERESTED IN
COMING HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE, THE DOOR IS ALWAYS
A walking tour through the museum informs the visitor about these
Nigerian bronze statues of young princesses about to embark upon adulthood.
While many of the museum pieces come from across the ocean, many more
come from closer to home.
There are paintings by local artists--
And portraits of key members of Roanoke's black community line the
walls-- including a teacher at the area's first predominately black high
This 1941 edition of "The Roanoke Tribune" features an advertisement for
a concert by Louis Armstrong.
Advance tickets cost 85- cents-- but you'd have to shell out a WHOLE
dollar- ten at the door.
While Walters acknowledges the existence of Black History Month, she says
the black experience is ALWAYS in the spotlight at the Harrison Museum.
((EVA WALTERS/MUSEUM CURATOR: HISTORY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US AND IN
THIS PARTICULAR COUNTRY, EVERYONE MADE AN EFFORT AND EVERYONE HAD SOMETHING TO
DO WITH THE BUILDING OF THIS COUNTRY..SPECIFICALLY, THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF
AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE.))
Much of its inventory comes from donations.
These books in the museum's reference library were donated by local
Because of their age and value, borrowers must wear gloves.
Perhaps one of the most cherished items on display in this recently-
published pictorial book entitled, "The Roanoke Valley's African American
Walters says changes are on the horizon for the museum--
((EVA WALTERS/MUSEUM CURATOR: WE ARE GROWING AND WE DO HAVE A NEW ARCHIVAL
FACILITY, WHERE OUR ITEMS ARE KEPT AND THOROUGHLY WATCHED AND CONTAINED AND
Walters says school groups, senior citizens, and out- of- town travelers
comprise most of the museum's visitors.
The museum is open daily, except Mondays.
Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
TAPE# morning sports
As promised earlier, Mike Stevens is back with qualifying from the Las Vegas
And of course some more basketball highlights for you.
This time from the high school ranks.
Good Morning again Mike.
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Finally this morning, Did you see that?
The Salem Avalanche is pitching a major league challenge to local elementary
The Avalanche staff is sponsoring a program reinforcing the importance of
reading and staying in school.
Staff members visit local elementary schools acting out the classic baseball
poem, "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Thayer.
Then they challenge the kids to read 10 books and record them on bookmarks
provided by the team.
If the students succeed, they get two free tickets to an Avalanche game in
Since the beginning of the program three years ago the team has received and
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FROM A PARENT WHOSE CHILD ALWAYS HATED TO READ AND THIS PARENT JUST CALLED TO
SAY THAT EVERY TIME HE SAW HIS SON HE HAD A BOOK IN HIS HAND BECAUSE HE IS SO
EXCITED ABOUT THESE TWO FREE TICKETS.))
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The staff will visit 20 schools in the Roanoke area.
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