Black history museum plans dinner-dance fundraiser

Feb. 10—ASHLAND — The C.B. Nuckolls Community Center and Black History Museum has a long list of goals: collecting, documenting and preserving Black history in Ashland and across the country; unifying races through education all about Black history; providing tours and education for touring groups of students; attracting more tourism to the area; and creating special activities to draw visitors.

The museum, the only such Black history museum in eastern Kentucky, needs funds to meet those goals.

That's where the Black History Month Fundraiser Dinner comes in.

The event, set for 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, will include dinner and dessert by Sal's Italian Eatery and Speakeasy, cash bar by Bombshells and Ales, music by DJ SoundsGood (Demetrius Le'Mont) and a silent auction and door prizes. Free parking is available at the 17th Street garage, which offers a sixth-floor entrance to the museum.

The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave.

Tickets are $60 each and may be purchased by calling (606) 420-4005 or 254-6964.

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