Rosa Parks Museum to offer free tours on 10th anniversary

Posted: Friday, 19 November 2010

MONTGOMERY—In celebration of its first decade of operation, Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will offer free tours on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Constructed on the site of the Empire Theatre where Rosa Parks was famously arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery Bus, the museum opened in December 2000 with the mission of preserving and interpreting the story and lasting legacy of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

In its first 10 years the museum has become a major downtown landmark and has garnered state and national recognition, including a 2008 award from the Themed Entertainment Association for the museum’s interactive children’s exhibit, the Cleveland Avenue Time Machine.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary, members of the public will be able to tour the museum at no cost from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Groups of 10 or more are asked to call ahead for reservations.

For reservations or more information, call 334-241-8661.

The museum will kickoff its 10th anniversary celebration on Monday, Nov. 29, with “An Evening with Sarah Jones,” a benefit performance at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival featuring the Tony Award-winning actress.

Tickets for the benefit performance are still available and range from $35 to $75. For ticket information, call 1-800-841-4273 or visit asf.net.