Here is a sample of some of our recent events and programs. Visitors enjoy permanent and rotating exhibits, collections and artifacts on African-American history and culture, as well as cultural festivals, workshops, seminars, local authors, and culturally relevant films. Stay tuned for news about upcoming events, tours, and volunteer opportunities.
COMMUNITY FORUM – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A GOOD CITIZEN IN 2017?
We joined with our community to engage the question of good citizenship on May 20, 2017. Leaders from the fields of education, religion, law enforcement, government, and health care provided insight and answered questions from the audience. Their advice is to stay informed, get involved, and give back to the community.
10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
We celebrated out 10 year anniversary in July 2016. The community came out to celebrate with us for a day of music, cultural dancing, food, and fellowship.
NATIONAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN READ-IN
Oak Hill Heritage House participated in the National African-American Read-In. Established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), this event has reached more than 5.5 million participants nationwide.
Our Read-In featured local participants reading selections by noted African American writers such as Margaret Walker,Langston Hughes,Maya Angelou, Sojourner Truth, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and others.
OXFORD BAPTIST CHURCH AGELESS LOVE SENIOR ADULTS
Oxford Baptist Church Seniors visited the Oak Hill Heritage House. They spent time reminiscing and touring the exhibit of 17th, 18th, and 19th Century “building tools,” including some tools invented by enslaved and free African Americans. An informative and enjoyable time was had by all. Pictured: Front row – Elaine Breedlove, Mary Ann Lumpkins. Back – Ernestine Breedlove, Gail Warren, John Currin, and Edna Brooks. Not pictured, Molly Byrd.
YOUTH GROUPS VISIT
The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Nu Chi Omega Chapter sponsored a visit for the youths of the ASCEND mentoring and Pearls and Princes Scholarship programs.
Retired North Carolina Central University professor, Dr. Vinston Burton, Ph.D. participates in a panel discussion at an informative and riveting symposium.