The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announced the first installment of the Warwick Lecture Series, named in honor of County Historian Rick Warwick, will feature Dr. Marquita Reed-Wright, collections manager for the newly opened National Museum of African American Music in Nashville.
The first quarterly event of the year, which is free to the public, will be held virtually on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m.
Reed-Wright will present on the museum’s mission to educate the world, preserve the legacy and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.
She has a background in education, collections management, curatorial management and exhibit design and has worked with with numerous historical organizations, such as MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, Fisk University Library and Special Collections, and Florida Division of Historical Resources. Her areas of research include 19th and 20th century African American history, 20th century American popular culture, material culture and museology.
“We are so excited to kick off our 2021 lecture series with a speaker the caliber of Dr. Reed-Wright,” Heritage Foundation Director of Preservation Blake Wintory, Ph.D., said. “This museum opening in downtown Nashville is going to do wonders for the preservation of African American music, and we can’t wait to hear from her about the collections and the plans for the museum.”
Reed-Wright will also discuss the new exhibits in her presentation, including Harmony in collections: Managing and Building a Collection, which reflects community and exhibition narrative.
To learn more about the National Museum of African American Music, go to https://nmaam.org/.
The virtual event is free to anyone who registers. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event. To register, visit www.williamsonheritage.org/events.