February is Black History Month, and  Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue in Greencastle, welcomes Dr. Emilie Amt as the monthly speaker.on Thursday, February 8, 2024, in the German Bank Barn at 7 p.m. What was the Civil War like for the thousands of African Americans, free and enslaved, who lived in southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland? This talk will explore their experiences as civilians, the challenges, and dangers they faced, and how life changed for them during the war. Copies of Dr. Amt’s book will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Dr. Emilie Amt is an award-winning writer of African American history in western Maryland and an emeritus professor of history at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Her most recent book is Black Antietam: African Americans and the Civil War in Sharpsburg. She lives in Hagerstown and is currently writing a book about slavery in Washington County.

Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please stop by to see the artwork of talented Greencastle-Antrim high school juniors and seniors.

There is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Should inclement weather be an issue, notification will be posted on Allison-Antrim Museum’s website at greencastlemuseum.org and on Facebook and the speaker will be rescheduled for a later month.

For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010.