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Black History Museum of Warren County Tennessee Welcomes You

 

About

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Black History Museum of Warren County Tennessee knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.  Our initiatives not only promote cultural exchange but encourage a togetherness within our community.  Join us in cultivating, remembering and preserving our history.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 PROGRAM 2022

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Thank You for a successful 2022 event!!

We were so thrilled with the turn out of people from across the county. See some of the highlights below.

Here are all of the program participants.

We thank you all for attending and making this a success.

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Special Thanks to our Guest Speaker

Dr. Deon L. Tolliver, M.D., MSPH

We appreciate all in attendance.

  

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Additionally, Thank You to all who helped make this happen.

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County Executive

Jimmy Haley

Young Men United

Don Crisp, President

Planning & Zoning Commission

Katie Kemezis

 
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Very Special Thank you to Mr. James Mickey Gwyn!!

He worked very hard to put this event together. We are very thankful for him, and all other board members who have dedicated their time, energy, and efforts to helping the BHMWC be  a success. We SALUTE YOU MR. GWYN!

 
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Our New Hours!!

Tuesday thru Friday
12:00PM until 4:00pm
Saturday 12 to 2 PM
Sunday & Monday -CLOSED
Appointments can be made anytime by reaching out to Wayne R. Wolford, Director Curator, 931-212-6609

 

Feature of the Month: Soul of Warren County.

The BHMWC and its Board are always doing things within our community.  The perfect example of this is Mr. Mickey Gwyn.  Mickey hosts a show on Ben Lomand Connect Channel 6 called Soul of Warren County. His show offers interviews with Warren Countians who are making an impact in the world and their community. It also has some great history. CHECK IT OUT BELOW!

 
 

Ways to Help

Take Action Now

Partner with Us

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making the Black History Museum of Warren County Tennessee an even better Nonprofit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Black History Museum of Warren County Tennessee. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

Make a Donation

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow.  Donate direct by using the link below, or get in touch with us today for other options.

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Support us by Purchasing a Brick!

A Walkway of Honor At Ramsey Park

The Walkway of Honor is a unique opportunity for anyone to recognize a family member, friend, or special person, past or present, with an inscribed brick in their honor.

 

Activities

Keeping you Updated

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Upcoming Events

Art Contest at various local Elementary Schools!

Mrs. Carol Neal Will bring the Art Contest Paintings to the BHM

  • Mrs. Neal Will have the Teachers to pick the best 10 from that Class.

  • 5 Winning students from Each Grade Will be displayed (k-5), Equal (30 students) At the BHM.

  • Display 5 Winners in Each room 

  •   Ice Cream Party for the winners!

We will visit their Classrooms or School And Talk About What their Painting means to them, and also Explain What the BHM is About.

PARENTS: Come enjoy your child's art on display!!




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Press Releases

At The Black History Museum of Warren County Tennessee, we are dedicated to being an active participant in our community.  Check out our latest press releases to stay up to date on all the things we are doing!

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The Walkway of Honor @ Ramsey Park

The Walkway of Honor is a great way to honor or remember a loved one.  Click below to learn how to purchase your brick today!

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Photos & Artifacts

The BHMWC is in need of artifacts and photos from your history. We are here to share your stories with the world. Please reach out to learn what items we accept.  Also, how you can loan an item.

 
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Carl Thomas Rowan was a prominent American journalist, author and government official who published columns syndicated across the U.S. and was at one point the highest ranking African American in the U.S. gov't.

 

Featured Topics in the Museum

Here is a snapshot a several topics that are on display presently. 
However; we have a new suite to fill!!! Your items, artifacts, and ideas are welcome.  Please feel free to stop by and share with on of our staff members.

Homegrown Superstars: Local Athletes & Coaches

This exhibit will feature sporting photos, stories and uniforms.  Some of our fellow Warren Countians were not just known in our area, but their talents reached across the U.S.A.

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Civic Groups

The Black Foxes' was a civic group consisting of women that had social status in the greater Warren County area.  Other groups we will feature include, American Legion Post 208, Young Men United, Boy & Girl Scouts, and Local N.A.A.C.P.

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Our roots run deep: BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL

This exhibit will feature information, photos and memorabilia from some of your communities very own.  Several of us attended BHS and others taught.  But we all were the fabric of the black community in Warren County.

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Black Musicians From W.C.

Our community was home to many talented musicians.  We will feature a  music catalog and several instruments.

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Meet the Board

Our Community, Our History, Our Museum

 
Board Member Lusk Jr., Marvin T. ; U. S.

Marvin Lusk Sr.

President

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Jeffery Martin

Vice President

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Wayne Wolford Sr

Director & Curator

Board Member; (9) Helen Martin; Treasure

Helen Martin

Treasurer

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Phyllis Nowlin

Secretary

This is our Executive board.   Click to meet each of our dedicated Board Members!