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Christmas At The Museum

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INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PARTICPATE LOCATED BELOW

Join us on Wednesday, December 9th at 7pm on our Facebook or YouTube page for CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSEUM with Joyful Sounds of the Season!

The evening’s program will be hosted by AFM Director Dr. Brenda McCurdy and will feature The New Life Fellowship Praise Team with Musical Director Steve Riley and Renee King-Jackson with additional performances from Brett Logan and Black Kids in Action. Win prizes through our online raffle and wine pull fundraisers on joyfulsounds.givesmart.com

This event is free to watch, but we ask that you consider donating on our website.

Christmas at the Museum is generously sponsored by Detroit Memorial Park Association and Dollars and Cents Investment Inc. Program made possible by Dr. Brock VanDyke of Solid Foundation Chiropractic. We hope you will share in the holiday spirit with us!

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PARTICPATE LOCATED BELOW


Instructions On How To Watch And Participate:

Facebook Instructions:

  1. If you have a Facebook account please login, and click this link
  2. If you do not have a Facebook account you can watch the program on our YouTube page by clicking this link
  3. The Facebook link will take you to our Christmas At The Museum event page where you will be able to watch the video at 7pm
  4. There will be a countdown five minutes before the program starts 7pm
  5. The video should automatically start, but if it does not please refresh your page and you should be able to see the video
  6. You can interact with the video as the program begins, by liking and commenting – we welcome all your participation!
  7. Once the program is done, feel free to close your browser at your convenience

Youtube Instructions: 

  1. If you do not have a Facebook you can watch the Christmas At The Museum program on our YouTube by clicking this link
  2. The YouTube link will take you to our YouTube page
  3. There will be a countdown five minutes before the program starts 7pm
  4. The video should automatically start, but if it does not please refresh your page and you should be able to see the video
  5. Once the program is done, feel free to close your browser at your convenience

GiveSmart Instructions:

  1. To participate in the Prize Raffle and Wine Pull visit www.joyfulsounds.givesmart.com
  2.  If you are a new user, please register to participate. There is a button under the sponsor banner, or you can click the link at the top right hand corner.
  3. You will be asked to input your address, contact information and credit card information to participate
  4. Please fill out all required information
  5. Once the information is submitted you should be redirected back to the givesmart event home page
  6. Click on “view items” to see the Raffle and Wine Pull offerings

Raffle Instructions:

  1. There are two purchasing options for the Raffle
  2. They are located at the top left, and will appear as a red icon ($10/5 tickets) and green icon ($20/15)
  3. To purchase, click the selection of your choosing
  4. After clicking either the red or green icon, you will be shown images of the Raffle prizes to be won, with a list of prizes and the Raffle rules of play
  5. If you have registered and logged in, you should see the option to purchase the tickets below the images of the prizes on the left hand side
  6. You can input the number of tickets you would like to purchase under the heading “Enter The Number To Buy”
  7. Type in the number of tickets to buy. REMEMBER!! Each number of tickets represents either 5 tickets (red icon) or 15 tickets (green). For example if you want to buy 40 Raffle tickets, enter 2 as the quantity when you are purchasing your Raffle tickets after clicking the green icon. If for example you want to purchase 10 Raffle tickets, enter 2 as the quantity when you are purchasing your Raffle tickets after clicking the red icon.
  8. Once you have decided how many tickets to purchase, click “Buy”
  9. You will be redirected to a new screen that gives you the option to keep browsing to purchase more items or to complete the purchase and buy the items now
  10. If you click “Pay Now” you will be redirected to an itemized list of your purchase, and at the bottom of that list the option to “Click Here To Pay”
  11. Once you click the “Click Here To Pay” button you will be asked to confirm, and please click to pay for your purchases
  12. If you are not redirected to either the “Home” page or “Items” page you can click “Home” or “Items” at the navigation bar at the top left hand corner
  13. If you clicked “Keep Browsing” you will be returned to the items page where you can continue to either browse or purchase more items

Wine Pull Instructions: 

  1. Once registered or logged in, click the button the says “View Items’
  2. You will be redirected to the “Items” page where you will see a variety of gift bags that contain a random bottle of wine
  3. After browsing, click the bag you would like to purchase
  4. You will be redirected to a new page showing you a larger image of the wine gift bag, as well as images of the entire selection that is offered. Please note you will only receive the random bottle of wine in the bag you have selected, not the entire selection.
  5. You will also see a listing of the entire selection of wine
  6. Once you are ready to purchase, click “Buy”
  7. You will be redirected to a new screen that gives you the option to keep browsing to purchase more items or to complete the purchase and buy the items now
  8. If you click “Pay Now” you will be redirected to an itemized list of your purchase, and at the bottom of that list the option to “Click Here To Pay”
  9. Once you click the “Click Here To Pay” button you will be asked to confirm, and please click to pay for your purchases
  10. If you are not redirected to either the “Home” page or “Items” page you can click “Home” or “Items” at the navigation bar at the top left hand corner
  11. If you clicked “Keep Browsing” you will be returned to the items page where you can continue to either browse or purchase more items
MK WhelanChristmas At The Museum
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Journeys

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What: Journeys

When: Saturday, February 8th, 4pm.

Where: Amherstburg Freedom Museum

277 King Street, Amherstburg

Admission: Opening Reception is Free, donations are welcome!  

On Saturday, February 8th at 4p.m., the Amherstburg Freedom Museum in partnership with the Artists of Colour will host the exhibit opening for “Journeys”. Back by popular demand, “Journeys” features original works of art with new additions from a group of local Black artists who form the committee of the Artists of Colour. The event will feature live entertainment, providing accompaniment to the exhibit.

The art works chosen are part of the first stage of the “Journeys” Project which the Artists of Colour have begun to construct, will be an art exhibit that will celebrate and relay the story of Black enslavement and the long journey back to freedom. This exhibit will tell the story to all generations of the courage and determination of a people who refused to accept the degradation of slavery. White and Black stood up against the injustice and demoralization of slavery, risking their lives and livelihood opposing the injustice inflicted upon their brothers and sisters. They unselfishly dedicated their lives to the cause of liberty.

This exhibit is the first Stage of the “Journeys Project”, New Canaan Journey In Pursuit of Freedom –  shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to the first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change within the United States and Canada. Between 1840 and 1860, before the American Civil War, once-enslaved Africans followed the North Star on the Underground Railroad to find freedom in Canada. That journey to freedom was long, dangerous and life-changing.

Please join us for the opening reception of “Journeys” at the Amherstburg Freedom Museum starting at 4pm, and enjoy light refreshments and live entertainment.

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Black History Month

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Keep up to date on 2020 Black History Month events happening in Windsor-Essex County

The 2020 Windsor-Essex Black History Month Activity Schedule activity schedule will be officially launched January 31st, 2020 and updated regularly online. Please visit this page for the latest and most accurate information.

Click to Download A PDF of the latest version of the 2020 Windsor-Essex Black History Month Activity Schedule

Essex County is rich in Black history. Canadians of African descent have played important roles in the cultural, political, social, and economic progress of our communities. Our region has been populated by people of African descent from the 18th century, when free Black Loyalists as well as enslaved Africans were among the area’s early residents; to the 19th century when formerly enslaved African Americans and free people of colour streamed into this area by the thousands, fleeing either bondage or oppression; to the modern era when immigrants from the continent of Africa and the Caribbean made this region their new home.

Stay tuned for some of the Black History Month events happening around our region!

The seventh annual Windsor-Essex Joint Black History Month Kickoff, an event co-hosted by the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, the Windsor West Indian Association, and the Amherstburg Freedom Museum, will be taking place on Friday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the Caribbean Centre, 2410 Central Avenue in Windsor.

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Mac Simpson’s Word ‘Prophetic’

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In 1964 I returned to Amherstburg – the town of my birth, and was disturbed by the Black awareness that haunted me.  There existed so many negative features in the community such as, restricted housing, people without jobs, children poorly educated, poor living standards – and no one seemed to care.

Monty LoganMac Simpson’s Word ‘Prophetic’
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Emancipation Celebrations

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As Emancipation Day approaches, it is worthwhile to reflect on the meaning that Emancipation once held for people in Windsor-Essex County and beyond. When people talk about the heyday of “the Greatest Freedom Show on Earth,” what they often describe is the annual parade, the midway carnival, the Miss Sepia Pageant, talent shows and of course the famous barbeque pit.

BeckyEmancipation Celebrations
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