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Children’s Museum’s Black History Month Display travels to area school.

Posted on: Mar 2nd, 2021

In celebration of Black History Month, the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac (CMFDL) lent its display to St Mary’s Springs Academy (SMSA).  The display features notable figures in American history who made a significant impact, including authors, inventors, civil rights activists, and more. The highlighted heroes include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Madame C.J. Walker, George Washington Carver, Garrett Morgan, Thurgood Marshall, and former President Barack Obama, among many others. The larger than life sized images and educational panels were complemented by dozens of literature pieces, which were donated to SMSA by families and friends.  

“This exhibit supported our students by providing auditory, visual and tactile experiences for them to learn about our country’s amazing black leaders.  We were grateful for the opportunity to share this with our students”, commented Nichole Rusniazcek, SMSA Media Specialist.  

The Black History Month Display was also featured in CMFDL’s “Museum Fun From Home” offerings, a new line of service developed in response to the pandemic. Families can enjoy more educational resources provided by this display by visiting the CMFDL’s website and searching the museum’s Facebook display.  

“The Black History Month Display, along with our “Tashi Deley” initiative and free program materials make it easy for grown-ups to share meaningful and relevant education with children as well as to encourage them to connect with people of all races and backgrounds and to celebrate diversity”, added Andrea Welsch, CMFDL Executive Director.   

During the 2020/2021 school year, CMFDL has been partnering with schools on a variety of levels including sharing educational materials, displays and even physical learning space, by renting out its facility to the Treffert Way for the Exceptional Mind Charter school.  Beginning March 13, families will be welcomed back into the facility using a weekend reservation system. For more information, visit cmfdl.org.

Students from Amanda Johnson’s 3rd Grade Class at St Mary’s Springs Academy engaged in learning provided by a Black History Month Display on loan from the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac.  For more information, visit cmfdl.org. Photo Credit: Rebecca Garcia
Students from Amanda Johnson’s 3rd Grade Class at SMSA enjoyed a Black History Month Display on loan from the Children’s Museum to learn about influential people such as Maya Angelou and many others during the month of February. For more information, visit cmfdl.org. Photo Credit: Rebecca Garcia

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