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Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we invite you to join us for fun and educational programs!

Photo of Encore of Lexington band members.

Winter Dance with Encore of Lexington

Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Dance away your winter blues to the energizing, soul-moving sounds of Encore of Lexington. Playing a mix of Motown classics, funk, and modern hits, Encore takes pride in keeping their audiences on the dance floor. This event is geared toward adults and teens, but all are welcome.

Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.


Lexington Children’s Theatre: Anansi the Spider

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the Lexington Children’s Theatre’s performance of the classic African folktale Anansi the Spider. This performance is recommended for grades K-3 and their caregivers.

No registration is required.


Camp Nelson: Winter Lecture Series

Saturday, Feb. 25, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Holly A. Pinheiro, Assistant Professor of African American History at Furman University and author of The Families’ Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice.

Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is required.


Photo of Black women writing in a notebook while on the computer. The Sankofa bird illustration is beside her hand.

African American Genealogy

Saturday, Feb. 25, 12:45–2:00 p.m.

Tracing African American family histories often presents unique research challenges. This session provides an overview of the methods and resources essential for making progress, while using as examples some recently documented portions of nineteenth-century Kentucky Black lives.

Boxed lunches will be provided. Registration is required.