posted by the Holland Sentinel.com
This past MLK Jr. Day was a wonderful celebration in Holland. Your paper reported many wonderful planned activities in and around our area, including those at Herrick Library and Hope College to name just a few.
I am pleased to share that, for the first time, the Holland Museum was also open on this important day to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy. Open all day and offering free admission, the museum provided opportunities for families to learn, engage, and offer community service. Almost 200 people engaged at the Museum, which in of itself was worth celebrating as the museum continues to strive to be an engaged community organization.
The museum offered numerous activities including, a scavenger hunt in the galleries to learn about the civil rightsmovement, an exhibit about Martin Luther King Jr.‘s, a performance by members of the Holland Jazz orchestra who played important pieces inspired by the civil rights movement, decorating lunch bags to provide to Kids’ Food Basket, videos of King’s speeches, a way to learn about inventors of diverse backgrounds in the Museum’s Spark!Lab Smithsonian exhibit and a recitation of the celebrated civil rights leader’s “I Have a Dream” speech, performed by 13-year-old Christopher Grier Jr.
As we know that The Holland Sentinel can not cover everything going on on any given day, I am writing to share this information with your readers so they may learn how the Holland Museum celebrated the important legacy of MLK Jr. this year.
Ricki L. Levine
Holland Museum Executive Director