1. Beyond Glory: “Remembering the United States Colored Troops” – Chesterfield – February 3
2. Let’s Go Explore the Past Through Archaeology – Charlottesville – February 10
3. Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – February 20
4. Wayne Theatre Performances – Waynesboro – Multiple Dates
5. Black History Month Events at Chesterfield County Public Library – Chesterfield – Multiple Dates

 

1. Beyond Glory: “Remembering the United States Colored Troops” – Chesterfield – February 3

Magnolia Grange Museum House
Chesterfield, Virginia

Saturday, February 3, 2018, from noon to 1 p.m. Cost: This is a free event, open to the public.

Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation will present “Beyond Glory: Remembering the United States Colored Troops”. The event is part of the Saturday Lecture series program.

Emmanuel Dabney, avid genealogist, historian, and noted scholar on contributions of African American troops during the Civil War, will be speaking on the history and service of 179,000 black men who served in the Union army led by white officers during the American Civil War. Although many people ignored these men’s stories because of the national acceptance of segregation from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century, their demands to be treated fairly as Americans laid the groundwork for challenging racism in the twentieth century through the present day. The program will touch upon divides between free black Northerners and escaped slaves and provide personalized stories of the U. S. Colored Troops.

 

2. Let’s Go Explore the Past Through Archaeology – Charlottesville – February 10

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $9/student, ages seven to eleven years; $12/adult. This program is specially designed for children ages seven to eleven years, accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.

In honor of Black History Month, join archaeologists in Monticello’s Archaeology Lab to discover how the enslaved community lived in Monticello. Kids and their favorite grown-ups will examine artifacts and visit sites on Monticello’s Mulberry Row.

 

3. Foster Parent Orientation – Richmond – February 20

Baptist General Association of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: Admission is free; no registration is required.

Learn how to become a foster parent through HopeTree Family Services’ Treatment Foster Care program.

HopeTree’s Foster Care program helps meet the needs of children and youth who require individualized care and attention in a stable, Christian, family setting.

For more information, contact Shannon Updike at 804-201-9006 or shannonu@hopetreefs.org.

 

4. Wayne Theatre Performances – Waynesboro – Multiple Dates

Wayne Theatre
Waynesboro, Virginia

The Lightning Thief – February 15 at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $7.50/adult or student, ages 8 to 13 years. Performance is approximately one hour in length, appropriate for ages 8 to 13. A free study guide is available.

Click Clack Moo – February 27 at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $7.50/person. Performance is approximately one hour in length, appropriate for children of all ages.

Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny – March 20 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cost: $7.50/person. Performance is approximately one hour in length, appropriate for all ages.

Huck & Tom and the Mighty Mississippi – April 5 at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $7.50/person. Performance is approximately one hour in length, appropriate for all ages.

 

5. Black History Month Events at Chesterfield County Public Library – Chesterfield – Multiple Dates

Chesterfield County Public Library will be hosting several special events and programs to commemorate Black History Month. Some upcoming events will include “African Folktales,” “Jackie Robinson,” “Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History,” and “The Life of Frederick Douglass.”

Visit the website events calendar for a full event schedule. There is a wide variety of programs, and we always recommend that parents evaluate events for suitability for their children.

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