About 30 classroom projects make up the African American Heritage School Museum Project, which opened Wednesday at Fort Worth ISD’s Dolores Huerta Elementary School.
The school museum, open during school hours through February 28, celebrates family traditions in the United States, the life and work of black authors and illustrators in children’s literature; role models; leaders and heroes in science, history and the arts. All attendees will receive a museum guide, and students at Huerta Elementary will serve as museum docents talking about their classroom projects for museum visitors.
Dolores Huerta Elementary is located at 3309 Long Ave. in Fort Worth.
Museum founder and coordinator Eddie Arellano said that the museum, now in its 30 year, promotes literacy, research and leadership skills for students and celebrates diversity.
“Created in 1990, this project gives FWISD elementary grade classroom teachers and their students the opportunity to research the many contributions made by African Americans in children’s literature, science, history, and the arts; and to encourage students to value diversity and family traditions,” he said. “After researching a topic, teachers plan their project with their students and create a bulletin board project/exhibit to display what they learned in our school museum.”
To schedule a tour, contact Mr. Arellano at 817-205-2595.