IN THIS ISSUE: Information about upcoming events including Volunteer Days, Black History Month Celebration, Relic Run and U of M's Disappearing Ink exhibition.
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Chucalissa Anoachi 

February 2014

Volume 7, Number 6

Volunteer Days

A message from the Chucalissa Volunteer Coordinator

Brooke Mundy helps two of our volunteers, Dwight and Joshua, sort artifacts during our first Volunteer Day of 2014 this past January.
Greetings! I am happy to report that our first Volunteer Day of the year was an immense success. Most of the artifacts you see in the boxes in the above image were sorted, which is a very impressive feat considering it happened in only four hours. We also had several bag painting volunteers that turned out to be very accomplished artists!

Our next Volunteer Day is scheduled for this coming Saturday, February 15. I invite you to drop by any time between 9am and 1pm to sort artifacts with our Collections Manager, Brooke, or paint bags with other Chucalissa staff. It promises to be a particularly lovely day on Saturday, so you can also help our maintenance supervisor, John, clear brush off of our beautiful nature trails.

Come by for the entire morning or just an hour. No experience or advance sign up is necessary. Children are extremely welcome with adult supervision.

Have a wonderful week, and I hope to see you soon.


Katie Maish

Celebrating Black History Month
in the Heritage of Southwest Memphis

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Memphis Red Sox owners outside South Memphis Drug Company on Florida Street. Image courtesy of Memphis and Shelby County Room, Memphis Public Library and Information Center.

The. C.H. Nash Museum cordially invites you to our
Black History Month Celebration Event

Saturday, February 22 
10AM - 2PM 
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
1987 Indian Village Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38109
(near T.O. Fuller State Park)

The Abandoned Cemeteries of Southwest Memphis
Coriana Close, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Art, University of Memphis

Documenting and Preserving a People's History - A Sense of Place
Cynthia Jones Sadler, Ph.D., African and American Studies, University of Memphis

A History of Education in Southwest Memphis
Earnestine Jenkins, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, University of Memphis

Comments and Recognition of U.S. Military Veterans
Robert Gurley, President, Westwood Neighborhood Association, Inc. 

Black Diamonds Blues City tells the story of baseball's segregated Negro Leagues with particular emphasis on the Memphis Red Sox


Disappearing Ink Exhibition 

University of Memphis Takes Submissions During Chucalissa's Black History Month Event 

Does the apparent triumph of electronic over print media mean that the daily newspaper will soon no longer exist as a physical object? The Art Museum of the University of Memphis requests your participation in an exhibition addressing the changing face of print media and its effect on contemporary culture. Do you have a treasured newspaper clipping, perhaps the obituary of a loved one, the news coverage of a significant event or individual accomplishment, or just a story that mattered enough for you to take the time to save it?

In conjunction with  the C.H. Nash Museum's Black History Month event on February 22nd, the Art Museum at the University of Memphis (AMUM) will be at the C.H. Nash Museum collecting submissions for a temporary exhibit titled Disappearing Ink. The Art Museum is seeking any form of personally meaningful artifact from any time period involving the traditional printed newspaper. Clippings, pages, complete newspapers and vehicles for the display or preservation of such ephemera (scrapbooks, bulletin boards, even refrigerator doors) are welcomed. The Museum requests that each participant also provide a written statement explaining the personal significance of his or her contribution. The collected artifacts will be curated and arranged by artist John Salvest in the Museum's galleries with the assistance of Museum staff. An online archive of submissions will also be created. Submitted materials will be carefully catalogued and returned to the lender at the conclusion of the exhibition.

If you would like to participate, we invite you to bring your item(s) to the Black History Month Celebration Event on February 22nd at Chucalissa. We will process everything on site. If you cannot make it to the event and would like to participate, you can contact the Art Museum at the University of Memphis and set up an appointment to submit. Please call (901)678-2224, and you can also find more information here. We look forward to hearing your stories!

2014 Relic Run 5K 

Chucalissa Hosts 16th Annual Race on March 1, 2014

For the 16th consecutive year, the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa will host its Relic Run 5K on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Race day registration begins at 7:30am, and the race starts promptly at 9:00am. Participants may register at any time at (race is listed as Chucalissa Relic Run 5K). 

Sign up by February 15th and runners can take advantage of the early bird special of $15.00 per person. After February 15th through race day, registration costs are $20.00 per person. Registration costs include race participation, a t-shirt, raffle tickets and place awards for top male and female finishers in each age group. The first fifty people to register will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the C.H. Nash Museum Store. 

Sponsored and timed by the Memphis Runners Track Club, the race begins and ends at the C.H. Nash Museum. The paved course winds through the scenic woods of Chucalissa and T.O. Fuller State Park, making it easily navigable for wheelchairs, strollers and children. "The Relic Run is one of our biggest events of the year and is really loved in the community," said organizer and graduate assistant Patricia Harris.

All proceeds will go toward future educational programming at the Museum as well as the new and exciting Brister Archaeological Discovery Lab slated for 2015. For a sneak peek of the new lab, visit this link

For more information about the Museum and registration, visit the Museum's web site or contact Patricia Harris at 901-785-3160 extension 10. 
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