(Arlington, VA) – The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington (BHMA) will celebrate it’s 15th annual Founder’s Day this Saturday, June 15th from 4 PM -6 PM at the museum, located at 3108 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA. The Founder’s Day celebration is in recognition of the late Evelyn Syphax, the Arlington County trailblazer who laid the groundwork for the BHMA.
Ms. Syphax’s legacy as an educator and community leader will be recognized at the event with proclamations from Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, Arlington County Government, the Arlington County Democratic Committee, and Virginia Union University. Also in attendance will be members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s Zeta Chi Omega Chapter, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-NoVA Chapter (both founded in part by Ms. Sphax), and the Arlington Historical Society, which Ms. Syphax was a member of.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington celebrates the African American Journey to Freedom, providing a focal point exhibit on Arlington’s Freedman’s Village and contributions made by its residents and their descendants to local and national history.