Arts & Entertainment

Franklin museum offers black history program on Feb. 20

The Franklin County Historical Museum will offer a presentation on Black History Month given by Katie Barton starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Pasco museum.

The museum, at 305 N. Fourth Ave., also is featuring throughout February a new and expanding collection of donated photos and artifacts that tie in with its ongoing black history exhibit, said museum director Sherel Webb.

"Katie has considerable knowledge and insight on Black History Month, and we are excited to have her share that information with us," Webb said.

Barton continues to be active in community service, including as a member of the Tri-Cities Senior Companion program, although she is 91 years old, Webb said.

Barton has lived in Franklin County for 62 of those years and was the first black woman to be elected to the Pasco City Council, Webb added.

The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Admission is free but donations are accepted. For more information, call 547-3714.