Black History Month events in February
There are several ways to recognize Black History Month in Georgetown throughout February.
Georgetown Public Library
The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., will feature age-appropriate reading lists and displays throughout the library to help celebrate Black History Month. Find more information about their offerings at library.georgetown.org.
Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association
The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host several virtual family events in Georgetown to celebrate Black History Month in February.
A Black History Month art exhibit will be shown in the Georgetown Public Library lobby Feb. 2-27 with a panel discussion and reception held from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the lobby. The exhibit will feature artwork from eight artists in various media, including photography, digital art, mixed media, pen and ink, and paint.
GCCMA will host a virtual panel discussion from 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 19. The discussion “Black Health: Mind, Body, and Soul,” will feature Dr. Angela Eklund, pastoral counselor Debby Sims, and parent advocate Tania Easton.
The group will also host Fitness for the Entire Family, a series of 30-minute workout sessions, including sessions with low and high impact, as well as for senior wellness. The event will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 26 at Tippit Middle School, 1601 Leander Road.
For more information about the GCCMA events and to register for the panel discussion, visit gccmatx.org.
The Williamson Museum
The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., will reinstall its mural of Dr. James Lee Dickey and the Dickey Clinic in the museum to honor this year’s Black History Month theme of “Black Health and Wellness.” The mural features Dr. Dickey, who was the first African American doctor in Williamson County and significantly affected the lives of residents in Taylor. The museum will host an unveiling ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, with a reception to follow. During the reception, attendees are invited to make donations to the completion of the Dr. Dickey Museum and Multipurpose Center in Taylor.
The museum also has an ongoing exhibit titled “Heritage and Horizons: The Black Legacy of Williamson County.” The exhibit, which celebrates Black individuals, families, and groups who were integral to the history of Williamson County, runs through Aug. 1. For more information about the exhibit, as well as additional museum events, visit williamsonmuseum.org.