Museum Travelling Exhibit Honored

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

Congratulations to Welland Museum!

Our local museum has received a high-profile acknowledgement for its travelling exhibit, at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

The travelling exhibit is Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad.

This acknowledgement not only does the museum proud, but also the community as well.

The museum made the announcement earlier today in its News from the Welland Museum release.

Here follows the text of the announcement about the exhibit  in its entirety:

The Welland Museum is also proud to share with you some information about our participation at the month-long Memphis in May International Festival.

As you may or may not have heard, we were invited to participate on the recommendation from the Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, Georgia, to represent Canada during the 2016 International Week as part of the International Salute to Canada showcase. As International Week is wrapping up (May 2-9, 2016), our travelling exhibit Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad will remain on display at the National Civil Rights Museum for the entire month of May.

It is my pleasure to share with you a link to the National Civil Rights Museum. The direct link is:
http://civilrightsmuseum.org/project/passage-to-freedom/

This has been an excellent opportunity to provide a chance to market both the Museum and the City of Welland throughout North America, while contributing to our ongoing efforts to enhance the Museum’s image globally.

Memphis in May has been voted the “Best Southern Event” by USA Today readers.

For further information on this event, visit www.memphisinmay.org

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