Quilting the Kiah Museum Remembrance Days 2017

“Art Is In Everything” Virginia Jackson Kiah (1911-2001)

The Center for the Study of African and African Diaspora Museums and Communities (CFSAADMC) Friends of the Kiah Museum, a nonprofit research center, and students from Savannah State University’s Introduction to Anthropology classes have planned special activities to remember Dr. Calvin Kiah former Dean of Education at Savannah State University, his wife Virginia Jackson Kiah, artist and educator in Savannah schools, and their museum that started in their home at 505 W. 36th Street. On Sunday, September24th, join us at 11:00am as we worship at the home church of Dr. and Mrs. Kiah, the Asbury United Methodist Church, 1201 Abercorn Street. On Saturday, September 30th.activities start from 9:30 -1:30 at the Kiah residence and museum for the Post Hurricane Kiah Museum Clean Up Day. All are invited to roll up their sleeves and help the Friends spruce up the premises. Then join us from 3:00 -6:00pm at the Moses Jackson Golden Age Center located at 1410 Richards Street, for a Block Party and Kiah Museum Founder’s Folk Seminar. All are invited to view the Kiah Memories Documentary Preview by SSU student Tyriek Williamson. Also Tina Hicks and the Hudson Hill Friends of the Kiah Museum Quilter will unveil the 2017 Kiah Museum Community Quilts. This is a time to share your Kiah stories, bring something for the potluck, enjoy music and add your quilt block to the next community quilt. Don’t forget to support the Friends of the Kiah Museum in our efforts for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. The team will be participating in the walk from 4:00 -6:00pm at Ellis Square.

For More Information Contact: Ms. Tina Hicks, President Friends of the Kiah Museum Dr. Deborah Johnson-Simon, SSU Anthropology Professor, CFSAADMC Founder & CEO Phone: (912) 358-3261 Email Kiahfriends14@gmail.com

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