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“African-Americans’ exhibit opens Saturday at museum

Staff reports

Iberville Parish Museum will hold the opening celebration of the "African-Americans of Iberville" exhibit 2 p.m. Saturday to coincide with Black History Month.

A short program of speakers will include Plaquemine Mayor Tony Gullota; the Rev. Orris Dupuy, president of Iberville Minister Conference; St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace, and Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Member Linda Johnson.

There will be live gospel music and light refreshments. This program is free and open to the public, and is sponsored in part with a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Iberville Museum is located at 57735 Main St., across from the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site. Further information is available from the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 687-7197.