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The goal and lasting mission of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum is to educate future generations and also not let anyone forget Greensboro's as well as the nation's struggle for Civil Rights. Everything that began with the sit-in protest of the Woolworth-lunch counter 1960 by four young North Carolina A&T State College students and every battle in-between is chronicled inside these walls. This is truly an inspiring monument to chronicling the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Whether a student, a researcher or just someone wanting to know a little something more about the long and rich history of Greensboro and Guilford Counties, the Greensboro History Museum is the place to be. Notable figures the museum covers include, among others, former Governor John Motley Morehead, O. Henry and David Caldwell. Exhibitions here are both of the permanent kind as well as those that are held for only a limited time.
The key aspect to the Greensboro Children's Museum, the part that they stress is that above all else, is that the children that come through their doors get to experience something educational and interactive. There are outreach programs for children throughout the community that seek to educate the youth about nature through activities in science. There are various kinds of field-trips available including fun sleepovers.
A former factory. today this building houses the Elsewhere Collaborative. It is a place for artists and students from all walks of life to find inspiration for their art and their stories. It is a living museum, and is also place for these artistic thoughts to be nurtured through residencies, live productions, or other means that help to bring it all into fruition.
The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is a memorial to help educate the public of current and future generations of Charlotte Hawkins Brown's contributions to educating the African American community in Greensboro. The Palmer Memorial Institute was founded by Brown in 1902, and continued educating rural African American youth for 10 years after her death in 1961. Brown named the institution after her mentor Alice Freeman Palmer. There are tours of historic structures such as dormitories and Brown's residence are given, exhibits and audio-visual presentations are also given. Numerous special events celebrated at the site each year, and among them include Brown's birthday, African American History Month, African American Heritage Festival, as well as a Christmas Open House.