Jarvis planning to open African-American Museum


Jarvis Christian College has announced the grand opening of its African-American Museum, featuring the Rodney Lamar Atkins Collection.

“Life in America: 1900-1979” is set to open at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the Olin Learning and Resource Center on the Jarvis campus.

Atkins, director of the Olin Library, has been collecting memorabilia for 30 years and the exhibit will feature more than 200 pieces from his collection, including Negro League autographed baseballs, figurines, rare photos, farming equipment and kitchen utensils. The grand opening will include a video presentation and tour.

For more information or to make reservations, call 903-730-4890 ext. 2173.