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“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Today we found a Facebook post from an educator in Louisiana that seemed particularly appropriate for the occasion. Bruce Sampson is the founder and executive director of an program of educational performing arts workshops that teach and nurture self confidence in youth. Believe Performing Arts Experience. These are Mr. Sampson’s words…..
Dr. King’s Dream.
To me, we get closer to achieving it when we, collectively, stop thinking about MLK Day as a “Black” holiday. Dr. King was a Christian and patriot who worked tirelessly to help America live up to it’s own ideals.

Instead of seeing this as a day off from school or an extended weekend, we should use it as an opportunity to engage in productive discussions and activities that foster unity. It all starts with education through communication.

Imagine having one day where we actually talked to one another; truly hearing and understanding each other. Breaking bread and having fun together.

Imagine having a day where our communities interact and engage in a way that nurtures empathy and compassion rather than sowing seeds of division.
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Hey folks, we are definitely open today! And still happening this morning is a terrific a Meet the Author. Come on out. The coffee is hot and free! See MoreSee Less

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Available to Rent


This splendid home was built in 1877 and is on the National Historic Register. It is a unique location for your next bridal shower or tea. It can host small groups of up 20 in its magnificent first floor.

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Montminy Art Gallery

The gallery is a very popular rental for luncheons, cocktail receptions, sales awards meetings and small wedding receptions. Its horse-shoe shaped 2600 sq. feet features art exhibits by the region's best artists.

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Veranda and Gazebo

The covered veranda and the large, adjacent gazebo provide a vista of beautiful and historic Nifong Park with the Maplewood House peeking through the trees. A popular location for happy hour receptions and wedding receptions.

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