ARLINGTON, Texas – On May 25th, The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will host an evening of extended museum hours and historical conversation in conjunction with The National Bowling Association Week (TNBA Week). The ticketed event will include time to visit the museum and hear from IBMHOF guest speaker Ellen Zishotlz.
Zishotlz is a historian, curator, artist, producer, educator, founder and President of Center for Creative Partnerships/All Star Bowling Lanes/Justice Center. Zishotlz will speak on the historic story of Orangeburg, South Carolina center All Star Bowling Lanes.
All Star Bowling Lanes has direct importance to African-American civil rights and the search for equality, having played an important role in events leading to the Orangeburg Massacre in 1968. Although predating the 1970 student shootings at Kent and Jackson State, the Orangeburg Massacre remains unknown to much of the nation. Ellen Zishotlz aims to change that.
“All Star is on the National Register for Historic Places, the African American Civil Rights Network, and has recently received a $500,000 African American Heritage Preservation Award from The National Park Service,” Zishotlz said, “These designations indicate an unprecedented opportunity to elevate All Star Bowling Lanes as a National Center for Civil Rights."
Tickets for the evening talk are $20 and can be purchased at BowlingMuseum.com. The event is timed to coincide with The National Bowling Association’s Convention and National Tournament, hosted in the Dallas area for the very first time. In celebration of these events, the IBMHOF is permitting TNBA members $2 off admission during regular museum hours between May 19-29.
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About the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, collects, preserves, and exhibits the 5,000-year history of the worldwide sport of bowling, and features rare photos and vintage film clips to tell the stories of bowling’s hall-of-fame members. Visit BowlingMuseum.com to learn more.
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