Retirement Party for EAAM Ex. Director – Lu Porter
EAAM Out and About
L-R) Lu Porter, EAAM Director; Mark Isaksen, IMLS African-American Grants Director; Lana Burton, EAAM Board President, and Brittney Westbrook, EAAM Curator at NMAAHC.
African American Experience: Samuel Plato’s Works in Marion, Indiana
We had a wonderful time learning about African-American history and culture during the African American Experience: Samuel Plato's Works in Marion, Indiana on July 25th, 2015. Thank you to Indiana Landmarks for hosting this event! http://www.indianalandmarks.org/Pages/default.aspx
Awarded a Grant from The Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation
Congratulations to the Evansville African American Museum for being awarded a grant from The Indiana First Lady's Charitable Foundation. Executive director Lu Porter and project manager Jeff Gruszewski were in Indianapolis today to represent EAAM as First Lady Karen Pence made the presentation.
University of Evansville student Danna Hagmann, center, speaks to Dexter Elementary School students at the African American Museum. The students are looking at a model of the former Lincoln Gardens housing development. (Courtesy Evansville Courier & Press)
Evansville African American Museum board vice president William Miller shows off the Lincoln Gardens apartment during restoration. Visitors to the museum can see what life was like for African American families in the 1930s. (Courtesy Evansville Courier & Press)
The uniform worn by George Flowers, Evansville's first African-American fire chief, and a case highlighting the career of actor Ron Glass are some of the items on display at the Evansville African American Museum. (Courtesy Evansville Courier & Press)