Rosa Parks Museum to offer free tours, events on Parks’ birthday

Posted: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will celebrate the birthday of Rosa Parks on Friday, Feb. 4, by opening to free tours for the day.

Visitors can tour the museum at no charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, the museum will mark Parks’ birthday with several special events and activities, including:
A special activity for youth called “Hearts for Rosa” in which guest will be asked to decorate paper hearts with messages to Rosa Parks which will then be displayed in the museum.
The St. Jude Educational Institute Choir will deliver a free concert at noon inside the museum auditorium.
Prior to the concert, at 11:30 a.m., the museum will unveil a portrait of Rosa Parks created using peace flags painted by students at Ruben Dario Middle School in Miami, Fla., under the instruction of artist and educator Joseph L. Vasile.
Also that day, the Montgomery Housing Authority will unveil the finished painting of Rosa Parks’ historic Cleveland Court apartment done by artist Ted Ellis during a live painting event in Montgomery on Jan. 14.

For more information about the museum or upcoming events, call 334-241-8661.