Web Exclusive: Ethnic Heritage Museum honors Margaret Burroughs, Women in History Month
By David Ruffin, Assistant Curator, Ethnic Heritage Museum
In celebration of Women in History Month, the Ethnic Heritage Museum will honor Dr. Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs at a luncheon at Cliffbreakers Restaurant Saturday, March 8.
Burroughs is the principal founder and director emeritus of the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. The DuSable Museum holds the distinction of being the first black museum in the United States.
In the world of visual arts, Burroughs is a printmaker, painter, sculptor and pen and ink artist. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, art fairs, exhibitions, colleges and universities in the United States, Mexico, Poland, Germany, China and Russia.
State Rep. Chuck Jefferson (D-Rockford) will present Burroughs with a resolution from the Illinois General Assembly of 93rd House of Representatives. The resolution, signed by Michael Mannigan, speaker of the house, will spotlight some of her accomplishments.
As an artist, author, educator and civic leader, Burroughs has been an active member of Chicagos south side cultural community for more than 50 years. Burroughs helped form the National Conference of Artists and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.
Doors to the An Afternoon with Dr. Burroughs luncheon open at 11 a.m. for a silent auction and book signing. Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $25 per person, $200 for a table of eight. Information or reservations: 877-0649 or 962-7402.
Other Museum events for 2003
March 16Irish Musical Celebration of
St. Paddys Day
May TBAUkrainian Folk Music
June 1Annual International Music Festival
July and AugustSummertime Fun Tours
Sept. 21Honoring Local Business
Oct. 12Hispanic Heritage Month
Nov. 9Honoring Our Armed Forces
Dec. 6-7Annual Celebration of Holiday