Holland Museum: Honoring Dr. MLK Jr.

Jan 13, 2021

Honoring Dr. King

It’s a new year and for the Holland Museum it is time to start their annual conversation about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Holland Museum has been hosting an open house on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday as well as hosting discussions on civil rights for three years now.  Ricki Levine, Executive Director of the Holland Museum says putting the spotlight on Dr. King, remains a necessity.

“We feel it’s incredibly important and probably now more than ever, to talk about the civil rights movement. And strive to learn about history, and it just has to be continued because we’re not there yet. that’s the bottom line.”

Levine(laveen) says their Cultural Lens series can teach both young and old alike as they tackle diversity, equity and inclusion.

“There are a lot of adults that probably don’t know as much as they should or could know about Dr. King and the civil rights movement; so no matter, you will learn something.”

There are a number of program options offered, from a scavenger hunt, MLK Day at the museum with in  person and virtual family programming.  There are activity kits about the Civil Rights Movement available on Friday, you can learn a lot also from the exhibits on hand at the museum.  On Monday, an in person and Virtual Family program will take place.

And if you don’t want to go in person, you can find most things virtually on the Holland Museum website, along with all the happenings. Just go to hollandmuseum.org