Work on Columbus’ first Black history museum should start this summer

in Community/Local News

Work on the long-discussed museum and cultural center at the site of the Poindexter Village public housing complex on the Near East Side might begin this summer.

So far, $3.9 million in state and city money has been raised to help fund the redevelopment of the two remaining Poindexter Village buildings. And on Saturday, April 29, a volunteer group will be hosting a fundraiser for the effort at the King Arts Complex, 835 Mount Vernon Ave.

The museum would not only tell the the story of Poindexter Village — Columbus’ first public housing complex and dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940 — but would also be the city’s first Black history museum.

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