FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2017

Contact: Steph Deidrick
573-751-9392
steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

African American Inventors and Innovators Exhibit Opening at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

Visitors are invited to attend the opening reception of the African American Inventors and Innovators Exhibit at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in Kansas City. The opening event will be held from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the center.

The opening will feature discussion by Carroll and Sandra Lamb from the Institute of Black Invention and Technology. The exhibit will be open to the public through March 12.

The collection was assembled by The Institute of Black Invention and Technology and exhibits contributions of African American women and men in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Guests will have the chance to view more than 100 inventions, reproductions and representative samples.

Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center is located at 3700 Blue Parkway in Kansas City. For more information about the event, call the center at

816-513-0700.  For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit http://mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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