Friday, May 20, 2005

Northwest School to Become Home for History Center

A group of community leaders and organizations is working to turn the annex of Hartford's old Northwest School into the new home for the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center, according to the Hartford Courant. The Center was established in 1991 to educate Connecticut's black community about its history and culture. The $3.5 million renovation project calls for creating a home for various artifacts, paintings, and writings as well as meeting space for community groups.

Besides the Center itself, the project has the backing of the Upper Albany Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, the Upper Albany Development Inc., the Hartford Public Library, the University of Hartford, the Artists Collective, and Smith Edwards Architects and Capital Restoration Inc. as well as the city of Hartford, the Courant reports.

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