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April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday Nights at the Museum | Mapping Black Towns

Kick off your weekend at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park! Each Thursday Night at the Museum will be the most fun, engaging, uplifting, thought-provoking, perspective-shaping night of your week. And there are drinks. Join us starting at 5:30pm for happy hour and pop-up activities, such as brief tours, games, and performances. The main stage comes to life at 6:30pm, light appetizers and drinks are available for purchase until 7:00pm, and the Museum’s exhibits are open until 8:00pm for you to explore!


Join us on this program stop as we journey through Black towns and settlements in Missouri. MHS, in partnership with Missouri State Parks and Lincoln University, is hosting Dr. Atyia Martin, Next Leadership Development, and Cymone Davis, Black Towns Municipal Management, for a Missouri multi-city tour featuring their Black Towns & Settlements Mapping Project. The mission of Next Leadership Development is to accelerate change and strengthen resilience in Black communities through building leadership, creating its own tables, and developing partnerships with allies. Black Towns Municipal Management’s mission is to assist the remaining US Black townships in community redevelopment and government infrastructure with a vision to build sustainable townships for people within the African diaspora.


ASL interpretation is provided for this program.


This program is presented in collaboration with Next Leadership Development, Black Towns Municipal Management, Missouri State Parks, Lincoln University, the Griot Museum of Black History, and the Scott Joplin House.


African American History Initiative programming is presented by Wells Fargo. 


April 6
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
(314) 746-4599
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