Grand Reopening: Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum, Dallas
Dallas' Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum was established to honor the legacy of its namesake, trailblazing advocate for equality in education Ms. Kathlyn Joy Gilliam. The Museum focused on the history of the civil rights and education movement in Dallas, and Ms. Gilliam's role therein. In her spirit, the museum offered numerous education initiatives to the community, including an award winning youth debate team. Sadly, in the winter of 2020-2021, the Museum was damaged by fires, forcing their closure. The Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum is proud to announce that their restoration work is complete and that the Museum will reopen its doors to the public. This weekend, they celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and two days of activities on site.
From Connie Harris, President:
"We are pleased to announce that the KJG Museum has been restored. With the help of sponsors and donors and the best general contractor on this side of Heaven. We are finally back! After two fire attempts to close our doors, we are more determined than ever to be of service to students of all ages, as well as to the public.
Our “GRAND RE-OPENING” dates are Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. The doors of the Museum will remain open until 5:00 on both days (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). We hope that you will join us in helping celebrate two years of hard work to ensure the Museum is restored to its majesty. "