Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, Executive Director, New Haven Museum

203-562-4183, ext. 120,

Julie Winkel, Media Specialist,                                                                                                             



 MLK Celebration at New Haven Museum 

New Haven, Conn. (January 5, 2023) – Celebrate the Yale Peabody Museum 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Social & Environmental Justice, either live or virtually, with the New Haven Museum on Sunday, January 15, 2023, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Masks are required in the museum, and space is limited. Register to attend virtually here. Register to attend in person here.

The free family programming will include storytellers—Joy Donaldson, Waltrina Kirkland, and Clifton Graves—who will share fables, anecdotes, and stories honoring King’s work and testifying to his impact on the justice movement.

Ms. Hanan’s Dance and Beyond will present an interactive performance of cultural dance and drumming from the African diaspora. Kid-friendly activities throughout the museum will be offered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Black Caucus American Library Association, and the Amistad Committee. Peabody Museum scientists will introduce attendees to fascinating specimens from their paleobotany collection.

The celebration will continue for adults and young adults on Monday, January 16, 2023, with the Z Experience Poetry Slam, an electrifying spoken-word experience that features award-winning, internationally recognized performers and poets. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice program honors King’s legacy and its continuing impact on artists, advocates, and thought leaders today. For the full program schedule visit:

About the New Haven Museum

The New Haven Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven since its inception as the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1862. Located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue, the Museum brings more than 375 years of New Haven history to life through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach. As a designated Blue Star Museum, the New Haven Museum offers the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information visit or or call 203-562-4183.

About the Yale Peabody Museum

Founded in 1866, the Yale Peabody Museum is home to over 14 million objects and specimens, including the first BrontosaurusTriceratops, and Stegosaurus ever discovered. Its galleries are currently closed for the Museum’s first major renovation in nearly a century. The Peabody will reopen free to the public in early 2024.


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