Benson Museum To Host Black History Month Open House Sunday

The Benson Museum of Local History and the Town of Benson proudly present the sixth annual Black History Month Open House on Sunday, February 26th at 2pm. The public is invited to attend the special afternoon where all the amazing accomplishments African-Americans have made in the Benson community will be highlighted.

For the 2017 event, the Museum Board will recognize one of their own, Peggy Alford.

Mrs. Alford is well known throughout Benson from her long career at Chicopee Industries and her countless volunteer hours dedicated to her family, her community, her church, and the Benson Museum of Local History.  She has dedicated her life to making Benson a better place for all of its citizens.

“The Museum Board of Directors sought nominations from the Benson community, and received some truly deserving people. Peggy Alford was unanimously chosen for this honor by the Board of Directors and we are thrilled to bring the community together for this special day,” said Terry Hobgood, Cultural Arts Director.

The event is free and open to the public, and will include musical performances by choir members of St. James Disciples Church in Benson as well as local harpist Ellen Adams. There will also be refreshments, and the chance to enjoy fellowship while visiting the Benson Museum of Location History located at 102 West Main Street in Downtown Benson.