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Christmas At The Museum

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WE ARE SOLD OUT!!! Fantastic News! Christmas at the Museum is SOLD OUT!!! Thank you to our generous sponsors, Detroit Memorial Park Association and James H. Sutton Funeral Home, and to everyone who purchased a ticket. See you on December 11th!


The annual Christmas at the Museum concert is taking place December 11th at 7p.m., in the Nazrey A.M.E Church National Historic Site.

A big thank you to our sponsors, Detroit Memorial Park Inc. and James H. Sutton Funeral home.

Come and join us for a warm and friendly celebration of the Christmas Season featuring TJN Experience. The hour and a half program is sprinkled with traditional songs of the season with Motown flair to start the holiday season off right! The evenings program will also feature a performance from the Black Kids In Action Performing Arts program!

A dessert buffet will be served following the concert. Please bring a canned good which will be donated to the Amherstburg Mission.

Tickets are limited. Get yours today!!

Please purchase your tickets in advance as seating is limited, for more information please contact the Museum by phone at 519.736.5433 or visit

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A Tribute To John Henry Alexander

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Every so often, someone makes profound and lasting impressions on one’s life and community. Such an individual was John Henry Alexander, my great-grandfather. I never knew him; he died before I was born. Even so, his presence, like a modest but charismatic actor in the wings, always seemed to hover nearby. This feeling was particularly strong when I visited my great-aunts in the Alma Street homestead, sitting in a great curved rocking chair, listening to the chiming of a wall clock, and breathing in the atmosphere of the old family home, while looking at a portrait of the tall, thin man.

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Ribs and Ragtime:
An Evolution of Freedom

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With the “8th Annual Ribs and Ragtime” just around the corner and having attended the past seven, I was asked about the historical relevance of this event.  I found myself grappling for a cohesive description, but realized the debut of Ribs and Ragtime had been “kept in incubation” for years.  In 2001, it was conceived from the historical role of the Detroit River communities of Essex County in the celebration of the founding of Detroit, coined Detroit 300.  From this, two companion monuments, along the Detroit River, were erected to symbolize the cooperation of freedom seeking activities between Canada and the US.

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An Evolution of Freedom
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