Event 

Title:
Family Program: Gathering for August Quarterly
When:
Saturday, August 19, 2017  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage - Wilmington
Category:
Family Program

Description

Peter Spencer from 1955 August Quarterly program coverIn celebration of the annual August Quarterly, young visitors (ages 5—12) and their families will enjoy a storytime about the life of Peter Spencer, explore some of the traditions of the independent black church, and decorate their own church fans.

Peter Spencer (1782—1843) founded the Union Church of Africans, the first independent all-black denomination, in Wilmington in 1813. Spencer also started the August Quarterly, now the oldest continuously celebrated African American festival in the United States. He became widely known and respected in Delaware as a church and community organizer, preacher, pastor, teacher, and anti-slavery activist.

Program fee is included with museum admission.
Adults $6.00; Seniors (65+)/Military/Student (with i.d.) $5.00; Children (3-18) $4.00

Venue

Venue:
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
Street:
504 N. Market Street
ZIP:
19801
City:
Wilmington
State:
Delaware

Description

Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage was named in honor of two Delawareans who worked tirelessly for civil rights for the disenfranchised. The Mitchell Center collects, preserves and presents for public enrichment the history and heritage of Delaware's African Americans. Using historical objects, museum exhibitions, education programs and research, the Mitchell Center is Delaware's first central repository dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state's African American history, heritage and culture.



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