Joins KC Parks as we celebrate 30 years at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum. The 30-year-old center will be filled with food, music, and lots of celebrating of the successful programs and heritage brought to the area. The Center is named in honor of Bruce R. Watkins, a political and social activist. Watkins was fueled by the need to recognize and preserve the varied contributions African Americans made to the development of Kansas City. The Center opened in December 1989 as the outgrowth of Watkins’ efforts. Bruce R. Watkins, Jr. will be talking about the center and the importance to our community. Construction of the Center was made possible through the work and contributions of the Bruce R. Watkins Foundation Inc., the Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation Department and the State of Missouri.
Throughout the three decades, BRW has been home to amazing events and programs that would not have been possible without the existence being in Kansas City, Missouri. Currently, Crossroads: The Photography of David Bruce Stevens is on display at BRW.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum Mission:
The mission of Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center is to commemorate and interpret the African-American diaspora particularly in the State of Missouri, the City of Kansas City, MO, and its surrounding areas through fostering educational and cultural programs regarding the past, present and contemporary contributions of African Americans who served to shape the city and state’s history and culture. A major component of contemporary and future interests involves the conscientious development of the state environmental policies. http://www.brucewatkinscenter.com/