Commemorating the contributions of African-Americans to Southern Nevada's history and culture, the Springs Preserve presents its fourth annual Black History Month Festival.
In addition to arts and crafts, carnival games, face painting, soul food and cultural gift items, there will be performances by youth step groups and local jazz, gospel and hip-hop entertainers, as well as an art competition featuring students from Andre Agassi Prep and a special appearance by comedian George Wallace.
The event will feature an appearance by Dr. My Haley, widow and writing collaborator of Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Roots." Haley, a Henderson resident, will autograph copies of her recently-released novel, "The Treason of Mary Louvestre," which tells the story of an enslaved seamstress who risks her life while spying on the Confederate navy during the Civil War.
Also, look for a surprise wax figure from Madame Tussauds for photo-taking opportunities!
This event is made possible in part through the generous contributions of:
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Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
$5 for adults; free for children 12 and under. Access to our museums and galleries is regular price for adults and free for children. Online ticket price includes $1 per ticket convenience fee.
No reservations required.