Payment-cost-free tours at location museum

story.lead_photo.captionJohn H. Johnson

Pals of John H. Johnson Museum will offer cost-free virtual tours of the historic John H. Johnson Museum and Educational Heart at Arkansas Town in observance of Black Heritage Thirty day period.

Johnson is the late founder of Johnson Publishing Co., which printed Ebony and Jet magazines.

In the course of February, the digital excursions will information guests through the museum named for the Arkansas Metropolis native, in accordance to a information launch.

“The museum is a replica of Johnson’s boyhood residence, which reflects a a few place ‘shotgun’ dwelling,” in accordance the launch.

“A shotgun property describes a household composition with rooms organized 1 guiding the other and doors at every stop of the residence. It was a common design for a property in the Southern United States from the conclude of the American Civil War via the 1920s.”

Attributes of the museum recreate the original construction developed in 1906.

An addition, the legacy space, was crafted to give the audience a glimpse into Johnson’s household and Johnson’s publishing business.

Positioned at 604 President St. and Courthouse Sq. at Arkansas City, the museum is a partnership amongst the College of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Desha County and the metropolis of Arkansas Metropolis.

Johnson started his publishing firm in Chicago in 1942, eventually creating it the country’s largest African American-owned publishing business enterprise, in accordance to the news release.

“Apart from Ebony, Jet, and Negro Digest journals, the company’s attributes provided a ebook division and Ebony Vogue Good Cosmetics.”

The release contintued: “Amongst his lots of honors, Johnson obtained the Presidential Medal of Flexibility and was the initial African American to be named to Forbes Magazine record of 400 wealthiest Us residents.”

Mates of John H. Johnson Museum goal to foster favourable collaborations honoring, observing and celebrating John H. Johnson’s life and legacy by an yearly statewide holiday break, John H. Johnson Day, on Nov. 1 as well as by way of a curated residing background museum.

In 2012, Johnson gained just one of the nation’s highest honors when the U.S. Postal Assistance offered a commemorative stamp for Johnson, who died in 2005.

He became the 35th receiver of the postal service’s Black Heritage stamp series.

For aspects on the tour, guests can send out an email to [email protected], and they will offer a direct hyperlink.


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