The FVHS Board of Directors has approved the creation of a new exhibit on Black History. This will be a permanent exhibit installed in the Log Room on the main floor. “We wanted to put the exhibit in one of our primary spaces,” said board member Andrew Theising. “This is important history and is an important part of our mission. Some of those very logs may have been cut by enslaved hands.”
The exhibit will consist of six large frames of actual archival material and reproductions of historic items. It will focus on the African American experience from enslavement at Taille de Noyer and elsewhere in Florissant to the years of discrimination and segregation that culminated in the Ferguson uprising in 2014. There will be free printed materials that will further document Black History.
The exhibit will be in place for Black History Month in February 2021, but COVID may prevent visitors from coming to see it at that time. It is a permanent exhibit, so it will be in place after the pandemic subsides.