March events and programs at MTCC

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Monday, February 26, 2018

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center has a number of events planned for March! Join us as we revisit history, encourage children's creativity, network, support entrepreneurship and more.

For more information about any of the below events, call (501) 683-3593 or email

The event will mark the 59th anniversary of the fire that claimed 21 lives at the Boys Industrial School in Wrightsville on March 5, 1959. A brief presentation of the tragedy and surrounding events will precede a reading of the names of those who lost their lives.

Among event speakers will be Grif Stockley, author of "Black Boys Burning: The 1959 Fire at the Arkansas Negro Boys Industrial School."

Kids will tap into their STEM skills during Story Time Saturday in March! First, they'll read classic fairy tales reimagined in lush African settings. After the stories, attendees will become junior engineers and create a pulley system to help Rapunzel out of her tower — plus other fairy tale-inspired projects!

Join us for an evening mixer centered on African American Greek life in Arkansas! You'll get the chance to see NEW artifacts in the "Arkansas Divine Nine" community curated exhibit while networking and enjoying food and refreshments.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is collaborating with Fruitful Innovations, Inc. to host a fun, hands-on Kid Chef Spring Break experience. Youth will be engaged in nutrition education activities and taught cooking skills by a local chef. Students will take the skills they learn to prepare the day’s snacks and lunch.

Each day’s program will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tailored for a specific age group. The cost is $15 per student and covers all food and materials for that day.

Tuesday, March 20: 6-9 year olds

Wednesday, March 21: 10-12 year olds

Thursday, March 22: 13-15 year olds

The HistoryMakers, in partnership with the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host a reception on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6 p.m. The reception will salute several Arkansas African American History Makers.

We’ve partnered with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise to present a workshop series entitled “Crafting the Pitch” beginning during Women’s History month in March.

At the first session on March 22, AEDC’s Pat Brown & Anthony Armstrong will discuss business structure, developing business and marketing plans and what elements to include when developing your “elevator pitch.”

Subsequent sessions in April will offer assistance in crafting a business pitch and a presentation of participants’ completed pitches.

Join Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in the Museum Store on Saturday, March 24, 2-4 p.m., for a book signing and reading. Maria Hoskins will be on-site to read and sign copies of her book "My Easter Story," which is beautifully illustrated by Rex DeLoney.


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