Special Events

Special Events

For more information, please contact the Education Department at edu@columbusmuseum.com


McIntosh County Shouters Concert
OCTOBER 21
3–4 P.M. | FREE


Join us for a lively performance with the nationally acclaimed McIntosh County Shouters. It was widely believed that the ring shout had ceased to be practiced in African-American communities throughout the South. It wasn’t until 1980 that folklorists discovered the ring shout was still alive and practiced in Bolden/ Briar Patch. This specific community had continued teaching children about the ring shout for over 300 years. As the only authentic practitioners of the historic ring shout, they are invited to perform at festivals around the country. The McIntosh County Shouters have received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities in Georgia and have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, and most recently at the opening ceremonies for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com for more information.

This program is held in conjunction with And Still We Rise.
Made possible by the generous bequest of the late Norman S. Rothschild.


Museum Monster Mash: College Night
OCTOBER 26
5:30–8 P.M. | FREE!


College students will learn the Chattahoochee Valley’s rich history with the film industry through a variety of activities, including a viewing of the RiffTrax of Kiss of the Tarantula, a scavenger hunt, and a costume contest. Light movie-inspired snacks will be provided.
No reservations are required.
Contact:
edu@columbusmuseum.com for more information.
This program is held in conjunction with Close Up: Cinema Along the River.


Voices & Visions: Community Conversation with the Arts–Quilting and Fiber Arts
NOVEMBER 9
6–7:30 P.M. | FREE!
Featuring: Dawn Williams Boyd, Renee Allen and Linda Camp

“Voices & Visions” will create a conversation with our community and a panel of arts professionals. This session will feature two artists from And Still We Rise and a local quilt maker and historian. During this program, we will explore each panelists’ personal histories with quilts and fiber arts, as well as the stories their works tell and the processes behind them.

Contact: edu@columbusmuseum.com for more information.
This program is held in conjunction with And Still We Rise.

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