From June 2019 to October 2019, the Bastrop Museum held a “Bastrop County African American Special Exhibit” to showcase the 13+ Freedom Colonies in Bastrop County.
The Special Exhibit opened to coincide with the annual Juneteeth celebrations and was well received by the Bastrop community. It highlighted African American artifacts and descendants of Freedom Colonies in Bastrop County. The African American Exhibit was so well received by the community that it is now a permanent exhibit at the museum.
On December 4th, 2021, the Bastrop County African American Cultural Center & Freedom Colonies Museum hosted an Open House at the Kerr Community Center.
This Open House was free to the public and also a fundraiser. The BCAACC hosted this event to give the public an opportunity to experience the Museum’s collection of Bastrop County’s Freedom Colony historical artifacts and Freedom Colony posters.
The Freedom Colony posters offered a glimpse into the rich history of the freedom Colonies that are located in Bastrop County, Texas. The BCAACC wants to thank all who came out and supported this effort to help build our future Bastrop County African American Cultural Center.
On April 27, 2022, the BCAACC and Freedom Colonies Museum participated in the Bastrop’s Cultural Arts Commission event.
This event was held at the Bastrop Convention Center. The BCAACC was pleased to introduce event goers to a few of BCAACC’s Freedom Colony cultural artifacts and a poster highlighting the history of one of the Freedom Colonies.
On May 19-22, 2022, BCAACC’s President Doris Williams attended the AAM Convention.
On behalf of the Bastrop County African American Cultural Center and Museum, BCAACC’s President Doris Williams attended the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in Boston, Massachusetts. Doris joined over 3,000 other attendees at this convention who had the opportunity to listen to some very knowledgeable and informatiive speakers. Doris also had the opportunity to browse the many Museum Expo booths.
February 1-3, 2023, the “Real Places Conference” was attended by President Doris Williams and BCAACC member David Collins.
The Real Places Conference was held in Austin, Texas by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. Representing the BCAACC at the conference were Doris Williams and David Collins. The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission mission is to “partner with the Texas Historical Commission to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of Texas…”