Rate-free excursions at area museum

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Pals of John H. Johnson Museum will supply free virtual excursions of the historic John H. Johnson Museum and Instructional Center at Arkansas City in observance of Black Historical past Month.

Johnson is the late founder of Johnson Publishing Co., which posted Ebony and Jet magazines.

All through February, the digital excursions will guidebook site visitors through the museum named for the Arkansas Metropolis indigenous, according to a information release.

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

“A shotgun property describes a household construction with rooms organized just one guiding the other and doors at every finish of the property. It was a common type for a home in the Southern United States from the close of the American Civil War as a result of the 1920s.”

Capabilities of the museum recreate the first framework designed in 1906.

An addition, the legacy area, was designed to give the audience a glimpse into Johnson’s household and Johnson’s publishing firm.

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

Johnson established his publishing firm in Chicago in 1942, finally earning it the country’s premier African American-owned publishing small business, according to the news launch.

“Aside from Ebony, Jet, and Negro Digest magazines, the firm’s attributes integrated a e-book division and Ebony Vogue Fair Cosmetics.”

The release contintued: “Among the his several honors, Johnson gained the Presidential Medal of Independence and was the first African American to be named to Forbes Journal checklist of 400 wealthiest Us residents.”

Friends of John H. Johnson Museum goal to foster constructive collaborations honoring, observing and celebrating John H. Johnson’s daily life and legacy via an once-a-year statewide getaway, John H. Johnson Working day, on Nov. 1 as nicely as by a curated dwelling heritage museum.

In 2012, Johnson gained 1 of the nation’s greatest honors when the U.S. Postal Company offered a commemorative stamp for Johnson, who died in 2005.

He grew to become the 35th receiver of the postal service’s Black Heritage stamp series.

For particulars on the tour, site visitors can ship an e mail to [email protected], and they will give a direct hyperlink.

Information: www.johnhjohnsonmuseum.org.

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