Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum Announces Summer Programs

The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum is proud to announce its summer programs.

“This summer we are going to offer a wide range of activities, events and programs for families, groups, students and history lovers”, states Eric Jackson, Education and Projects Coordinator.

Here is a list of events:

June 23rd at 11:00 AM will be the Annual Juneteenth Celebration. This will be a program looking at the history and meaning of “Juneteenth” a holiday which celebrates the announcement of the ending of slavery in Texas in 1865.

Wednesdays in July at 11:00 AM  will be entitled  “Sweet Tea and Spicy Talk”. This will be a lighthearted look at some historical events along with good conversation and fellowship. “Bring a bag lunch the museum will have iced tea and cookies”, says Jackson.

The Month of August will be the presentation of the “Traveling Trunk” and the “Local History Lesson Plan”. The Traveling Trunk  is a program the has pictures, artifacts and elements of Selma’s History from the times of the Native Americans, the Early Settlers, the Civil War, and the Industrial and Agricultural periods.  Jackson comments, “The Trunk will be presented at the Selma Library during the Summer Reading program.”

The Selma Lesson Plan is being developed as a history lesson plan for 5th and 6th graders. This plan will include elements of local history, civics, geography, and social studies.  “There will be scavenger hunts, word games, readings and worksheets, that will encourage the students to learn about the history of Selma”,says Jackson.  Jackson adds, “the Lesson Plan and Trunk will available to groups and homeschoolers.”

For Adults there will be the History Book Club, this will be an event where a historical book will be discussed. Details for this program will be announced.

The Max G. Creech Selma Historical is located at 104 West Anderson Street in “Uptown” Selma. For more information about these events or tours please call 919-333-4899 or email