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Exhibit celebrates Black History Month

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Exhibit celebrates Black History Month
Stamp dedicated to Lena Horne

Beginning February 1, the newest exhibit at the Hartsville Museum will celebrate Black History Month. The museum’s permanent collection of Black Heritage Stamps and other postal memorabilia will be on display in the W. Reaves McCall Gallery until February 28.

The Black Heritage Stamps series first began in 1978, with the first honoring abolitionist, Harriet Tubman. The 2018 Black Heritage Stamp, the 41st issuance in the series, honors Lena Horne (1917–2010). Horne is honored for her achievements as a legendary performer and civil rights activist, using her personal elegance, charisma, and fame to become an important spokesperson for civil rights.

Stamps currently in the museum’s collection will be on display during the month of February during normal hours of operation. The Hartsville Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Admittance into the museum is free, however, donations are accepted and appreciated.

For more information about the exhibit and the Hartsville Museum, contact 843-383-3005. Follow the Hartsville Museum on Facebook for updates at Hartsville Museum.