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Palmer Personalities at Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum


Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Nat King Cole and familyOn a guided campus tour of Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum visitors will learn of notable personalities who have ties to Palmer Memorial Institute, the former incarnation of the museum. In its heyday in the 1940s and ’50s, Palmer was a unique private school for African Americans. The Feb. 10 tours will feature interpreters who share the stories of famous African Americans connected to Palmer, including Nat King Cole, Langston Hughes and others.

There will be three tours of one to one and a half hours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tour is free but an RSVP ticket is required. Walk-ins will be served on a first come, first served basis. Groups of 20 or more should call the museum before reserving tickets. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

For additional information, please call (336) 449-4846, email or follow CHB at Facebook/CharlotteHawkinsBrownMuseum.