There are several ways to recognize Black History Month in Georgetown throughout February.
Georgetown Public Library
The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., offers items available for curbside check out to enrich Black History Month. Library staff also encourages people to participate in the African American Read-in, an initiative to read works by Black authors during the month of February. Find more information about their offerings at library.georgetown.org.
Tuesday Talks with Britin and Ann
February’s Tuesday Talks with Britin and Ann at noon Feb. 2 on Zoom and Facebook Live, will tie into this year’s national theme of Black History Month “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, Diversity.” The meeting will include special guest Paulette Taylor, president of the Georgetown Citizens and Cultural Memorial Association, for “Representation, Identify and Diversity Celebrated in Georgetown’s Track-Ridge-Grasshopper Neighborhood.”
The Track-Ridge-Grasshopper Neighborhood has been home to members of Georgetown’s African-American community for more than 150 years. Learn more about the neighborhood’s history as well as other community celebrations for Black History Month.
Find more information, including how to participate in the virtual meeting, at historic.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.
The group will present a reading of Georgetown Police Officer Delta Jolly’s book “Officer Jolly Earns Her Badge,” from 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 6 on Zoom. The presentation is in partnership with The Williamson Museum, The Lone Star Chapter, and The Links Incorporated. Participants will be able to pick up activity packets, including stickers, crayons, and coloring and workbook pages, prior to the event at The Williamson Museum. Visit https://bit.ly/3agcHRE for more information and to register to attend.
Teenagers ages 13-18 and their parents are invited to attend a presentation of “The Key: Money Choices for Teens” by Marjorie L. Anderson from 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 13. The event will offer advice on managing finances and good financial habits that can last a lifetime.
The group will also host a presentation of “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” by LaTasha Morrison for youth and adults age 15 and older from 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 25. The event is a community conversation about reconciliation, historical factors, and the realities of racial tensions, as well as a dialogue about righteousness, justice, and healing.
For more information about the GCCMA events, visit gccmatx.org.
The Williamson Museum
The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., will open the “Heritage and Horizons: The Black Legacy of Williamson County” exhibit on Feb. 10. The exhibit, which celebrates Black individuals, families and groups who were integral to the history of Williamson County, runs through Aug. 1, 2022. For more information about the exhibit, as well as additional museum events, visit williamsonmuseum.org.