"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
YUBA CITY—Visit the open house for the future exhibit on local Black history at the Sutter County Museum! Share your stories about local history of African Americans, offer ideas and insight, see objects planned for the future exhibit, ask questions, and learn more! Museum staff will also provide demonstrations and advice on how you can preserve your personal and family history. Appetizers and drinks will be served.
Where: Sutter County Museum |1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City
Free and open to the public!
About the project:
Working in collaboration with community members, culture bearers, and local historians, staff at the Sutter County Museum will research, develop, design, and install a permanent interpretive exhibit about Black history within Yuba and Sutter counties, which will open February 2024. Drawing on findings, stories, and artifacts that have already been uncovered through an extensive research process, the Sutter County Museum will develop a series of public programs to complement the new exhibit, including lectures, panel discussions, an opening reception, educational tours for elementary school students, and curriculum guides for educators. “Yuba-Sutter Black History” will highlight the long-standing but little-known history of African Americans within the Yuba-Sutter region, provide an opportunity for Black residents to share their stories and experiences with other community members, and present a more inclusive and accurate representation of regional history to benefit everyone.
For future updates on the exhibit, visit Sutter County Museum’s website.
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.