Funding and a Visit: Columbus Black History Museum
This past Thursday I stopped by the Columbus Black History Museum located at 315 8th St and spent about 2 hours there. Executive Director Dave Gillarm Jr. has turned things around and what I had the opportunity to see was only a sampling of the archival material they have on site about local black history.
I highly encourage folks to drop in because Mr. Gillarm will be happy to give you a tour. You’ll see things you’ve never seen before and have a better understanding of the connection and impact that black residents and leaders have had in the Columbus, GA community prior to the Civil War and into the 21st century.
The museum is funded solely by memberships and donations which, unfortunately is not enough to cover the rent and they are at risk of having to shut the doors after July. Help me spread the word about their GoFundMe campaign to keep the doors open: www.gofundme.com/2b4y6ak.
Location: Columbus Black History Museum & Archives 315 8th St. Columbus, Georgia
Phone: (706) 507-3466
Facebook: Columbus Black History Museum & Archives