Saturday, April 13, 2024

Cape Fear Museum awarded Landfall Foundation grant

WILMINGTON Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,457 grant from the Landfall Foundation.

Funds were used to host the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company’s production of “Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History.” This production takes audience members on a journey through African American history and culture.

It follows the journey from Africa through slavery to the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful voices of leaders like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou.

Those who see the production walk away with a better understanding of these historical events by hearing the speeches, songs and poetry of these powerful Americans.

Located in Arden, N.C., Bright Star Touring Theatre, in its 15th season, is comprised of literary, curriculum- and character-education based classics that are as entertaining as they are educational.

Bright Star brings theatre to schools and communities that are often underserved by the arts and bring the magic of theatre to young people who may not always have the chance to see it.

The Landfall Foundation was formed as a means for Landfall residents to extend support to greater Wilmington area non-profit organizations and public schools. Grants are awarded after the Grants Committee evaluates applications for projects and programs in the areas of the arts, education, health and welfare. This contribution to smaller organizations, that are often underfunded, makes a major impact on the needs of the community.

Since its inception in September 1995, the foundation has raised and contributed $4,263,000 to Wilmington non-profit organizations. In 2017, a total of $363,100 was awarded to 74 Wilmington area non-profit organizations.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is a department of New Hanover County located at 814 Market St. The Museum is open Tuesday -Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission is free to all museum members. For non-members, general admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.

Submitted by Amy Kilgore Mangus

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