Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Historical Museum will host Black History Month Open House on Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wisconsin Historical Museum
30 N Carroll St.

The Society will host a variety of programs and exhibits that highlight the history of African Americans. On display will be several African American quilts that tell the stories of African Americans in Wisconsin. Folklorist Janet Gilmore will talk about the traditions of African American quilting in the state. The new exhibit on Womens’ Suffrage, “We Stand on their Shoulders: A History of Wisconsin Women & Voting” will also be highlighted.

From noon – 1 p.m., Society Reference Librarian Lori Bessler will provide guidance on how to research your family history with a focus on records that help to tell the stories of African American families in the feature presentation, “Researching African American Family History.” This event is free of charge and open to the public.