Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to host Family Free Days this summer

Posted: Thursday, 28 April 2016

MONTGOMERY - Family Free Days are coming to Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum this summer.

The museum, located at Troy University Montgomery, will welcome families for fun activities and free admission on May 21, June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20. Activities, designed with the entire family in mind, will include hands-on art projects, performance art, storytelling and more. Each month will feature a different theme.

The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of these days with activities scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The women of Gee's Bend, Ala. will join the museum staff on May 21, providing a free quilt-making workshop with "make-and-take" art, storytelling and special music. The women of Gee's Bend, a small, remote, black community in Alabama, have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early 20th century. Gee's Bend is surrounded on three sides by the Alabama River and has a population of around 700, mostly descendants of slaves.

The work of the quilt makers of Gee's Bend is a part of the holdings of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, the only non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, researching, preserving and exhibiting the work of these self-taught African American artists.

For more information about Family Free Days, call 334-241-8701