Black History Museum of Warren County receives $25,000 donation
By: Alyssa Boles -- Intern for the Southern Standard
Photo by: Alyssa Boles
The Black History Museum of Warren County has received a financial boost with a sizable donation on Wednesday from InterMed Resources. Pictured, from left, are museum board of directors president Marvin Lusk, museum director and curator Wayne Wolford Sr., Anady Biles, Fannie Biles and Roger Biles.
The Black History Museum of Warren County has received its largest donation since the organization was established.
InterMed Resources CEO Roger Biles presented the museum with a $25,000 donation on Wednesday. According to Biles, the donation was made for the continuing efforts of the museum to preserve and highlight the achievements of African Americans in the community.
The Black History Museum was organized to preserve images and artifacts, and to provide educational experiences of African-American history. It has recently found its home at 203 West Main Street in Suite 13.
“The donation from Biles is the largest donation that we have received so far and will go a long way in procuring much-needed supplies and display items for the museum,” said museum director/ curator Wayne Wolford Sr.
Since the lease signing, the museum has slowly begun adding artifacts and memorabilia, and is accepting items as donations. Items can also be given as a loan.
An opening date for the Black History Museum of Warren County has not been determined yet, but a website and Facebook page have been established.