Payment-free of charge tours at area museum

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Friends of John H. Johnson Museum will supply cost-free digital tours of the historic John H. Johnson Museum and Instructional Center at Arkansas Metropolis in observance of Black Historical past Thirty day period.

Johnson is the late founder of Johnson Publishing Co., which released Ebony and Jet publications.

During February, the virtual tours will guidebook people via the museum named for the Arkansas Town indigenous, according to a information launch.

“The museum is a replica of Johnson’s boyhood house, which reflects a three room ‘shotgun’ household,” according the release.

“A shotgun residence describes a residential composition with rooms arranged a single at the rear of the other and doorways at each and every finish of the residence. It was a well-liked fashion for a household in the Southern United States from the end of the American Civil War through the 1920s.”

Capabilities of the museum recreate the original structure created in 1906.

An addition, the legacy room, was designed to give the viewers a glimpse into Johnson’s family members and Johnson’s publishing corporation.

Located at 604 President St. and Courthouse Square at Arkansas Metropolis, the museum is a partnership between the College of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Desha County and the metropolis of Arkansas Town.

Johnson launched his publishing organization in Chicago in 1942, inevitably earning it the country’s biggest African American-owned publishing business, in accordance to the news launch.

“Besides Ebony, Jet, and Negro Digest journals, the company’s homes provided a e book division and Ebony Trend Honest Cosmetics.”

The launch contintued: “Between his numerous honors, Johnson received the Presidential Medal of Liberty and was the 1st African American to be named to Forbes Journal listing of 400 wealthiest Americans.”

Buddies of John H. Johnson Museum intention to foster good collaborations honoring, observing and celebrating John H. Johnson’s lifestyle and legacy by means of an annual statewide getaway, John H. Johnson Working day, on Nov. 1 as effectively as by a curated dwelling background museum.

In 2012, Johnson been given one of the nation’s highest honors when the U.S. Postal Service presented a commemorative stamp for Johnson, who died in 2005.

He turned the 35th receiver of the postal service’s Black Heritage stamp sequence.

For facts on the tour, people can send out an email to [email protected], and they will deliver a immediate connection.


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