Posts by Shannon Perry
This month WKNO's Felicia Peat, Project Coordinator for the WKNO PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel who plays the on-screen character "Teacher Teacher," partnered with the Fire Museum to film two fire safety spots with Memphis Fire Prevention staff members Marian Nance, Thomas Hubbert, Michael Bobo, Jeff Robinson, and Patricia Belt (and Izzy and Astro the Fire Dogs!) The museum is proud to be part of WKNO's Kids programming and to help promote this important fire safety message!
We would like to thank FedEx for its generous ongoing support of the Fire Museum of Memphis, including a recent $15,000 donation to support the FedEx Fire Room, the museum’s signature exhibit. The FedEx Fire Room allows our visitors to safely experience the grave dangers of a home fire, including intense heat, blinding smoke, and how quickly it can spread and become life-threatening, giving us an effective tool to promote fire safety in our community. The Fire Museum has received $30,000 in support from FedEx over the last two years, as well as many other donations in the past twenty years, helping us to prevent injuries and loss of life from fires. Thank you to FedEx for being such an outstanding sponsor and member of our community!
The Fire Museum will host Dr. Antoinette J. Crawford-Willis for a talk and a signing of her children's book on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in celebration of Black History Month. Her book, The Promise: A Pioneer Firefighter's Story, is about Memphis Fire Department Deputy Director Robert J. Crawford’s experience as one of the first African American Pioneer Firefighters in the city of Memphis. Her book was published to celebrate her father’s legacy through storytelling. We hope you will join us as Dr. Crawford-Willis shares her father’s story from a child’s perspective.
About the author: Dr. Antoinette J. Crawford-Willis recently returned to Memphis from Louisville, Kentucky where she served as Chair of the Kentucky Alliance for Arts Education. Dr. Crawford-Willis was a Master Teaching Artist at the Kentucky Center and also served as an Artist Educator and Consultant for the Kentucky Arts Council and The Kentucky Department of Education.
The event is free to the public, and copies of the book will be available for purchase the day of the event in the museum gift shop. Last admission for a museum tour is at 3:30 pm. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 3-18, and $8 for seniors and military.