GHF welcomes professional genealogist, Nick Cimino to Menard Hall, 3302 Avenue O, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 25. Admission is free with advance RSVP.  Attendees will learn tips and tricks on how to get started researching African-American families.

FREE RSVP

nickciminoNick Cimino is a professional genealogist researching in North America, Italy, Germany, U.K. and Ireland. He is a native of California and has resided in Texas since 2010. He conducts research on a wide variety of families including those of European, African American and Hispanic ancestry. Nick is Vice President of the Lone Star Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has a passion for genealogy that he expresses through consultations, presentations and his blog www.ancestorpuzzles.com.

ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION’S HARBOR CITY AMBITION PROGRAM

Ambition drove people of all occupations to the barren island of Galveston in the 1800s. Starting businesses, schools and churches, early Galveston settlers staked their futures on the uncertain success of the port. For the next eight months, Galveston Historical Foundation will examine the founding of Galveston by the Galveston City Company and the first two decades of the city’s existence with “Harbor City Ambition; Life in Galveston from 1838-1859”. Using personal stories of individuals who lived and visited the city during those formative years, this new program will feature numerous GHF properties and events while showcasing the cities incredible early history. Tickets and more information can be found here.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

This lecture is presented in celebration of the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the 19th museum of the Smithsonian Institution and is located at the foot of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The museum provides for the collection, study, and establishment of programs and exhibitions related to African American life, history, art, and culture. It is a place where people can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience; it is a place of meaning, memory, reflection, laughter, and hope.

The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this lecture do not necessarily represent those of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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