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Springfield Department of Elder Affairs Celebrates Black History with Black Inventions Exhibit at Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and Elders Affairs Director Sandy Federico are pleased to announce that the Department of Elder Affairs will celebration Black History Month by hosting the Black Inventions Museum Exhibit at the Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center.

Residents, young and old, are invited to see the incredible inventions we use today, which Black inventors created.  They were the pioneers who paved the way for how we utilize everyday creations such as the traffic light, answering machine, pencil sharpener, and more. This very special presentation will be on exhibit from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 8th and again Thursday, February 9th, 2023.

The celebration continues with our community partners the Urban League of Springfield, Black Springfield COVID-19 Coalition, who will offer FREE COVID-19 vaccines and boosters on both days (both Moderna and Pfeizer) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 8th, and 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 9th.  Local vendors will also be available. A gospel concert on Wednesday, February 8 at 1:00 pm, featuring performers from the Community School, Vanessa Ford, and MORE!

For more information, please stop by our Welcome Center or call (413) 787-6785.  The Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center is located at 1476 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield, MA.

The program is free and open to the public!

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