Department of Parks
Everyday People Exhibit Opens Feb. 17 at John James Audubon Museum
HENDERSON, Ky. -- In celebration of Black History Month, the John James Audubon Museum will be exhibiting its acclaimed photographic retrospective Everyday People from Feb. 17 through March 20, 2011.
Everyday People was displayed at the Kennedy Center in 2010 for one weekend during Henderson’s Bicentennial celebration for the African-American Contribution Gala dinner. Since that time the Audubon Museum has received many requests for the exhibit to be displayed once again.
The Everyday People exhibit tells the stories of African-American people in the Tri-County region and their contribution to our communities in the past and present. The display covers a time frame of 150 years from the mid-1800s to the present time and includes sections on schools, businesses, military, family, church and the civil rights movement. The exhibit currently contains over 500 photographs and documents along with additional new materials collected since it was last fully exhibited in 2007.
The exhibit is free to the public and will be open during normal museum hours. The museum will be closed Feb. 21, 22, 23 but open all other days. Arrangements may be made for groups to view the exhibit during the evening on the days the museum is closed.
For more information on the exhibit or to make arrangements for a group, contact Roy James or Alan Gehret at the museum, (270) 827-1893, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.
The museum is located at John James Audubon State Park, where John James Audubon studied and painted birds from 1810-1819. The park is equipped with cottages and a campground and offers many recreational opportunities including a nine-hole golf course, 6 miles of hiking trails, fishing and more. It also has a museum and nature center that interprets the life of John James Audubon through a collection of his paintings and memorabilia. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-270-826-2247.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov