” Heroes and Sheroes” Loretta Harris is the curator of the Museum’s Black History Exhibit. She will be at the Museum on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. to tell the story of Ocean City’s Ford family: “Heroes and Sheroes–100 + Years of Military and Government Service”.
At the heart of the Ford family story is Ruby Wheatley Ford. In this exhibit, her offspring come together to share their stories as a tribute to her, the strong woman, loving and steadfast influence in their lives that paved the way for their success.
Everyone is welcome to attend Loretta’s free talk.
Our Black History Exhibit will continue the entire month of February.
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Reflections, honor, legacy and family, those were the words to describe the third annual Juneteenth celebration in Ocean City for what the day means to the community and to the country.
On June 19, 1865, enslaved Africans in Texas learned of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a day that has been celebrated since then, according to the Ocean City Juneteenth Organization.
On Saturday, residents poured into the cafeteria at the Ocean City High School to celebrate the historical and cultural legacy of Ocean City’s black community.