Tea & Talk: Giving Voice – Ball’s African American Work Force

When Wednesday, October 19, 2022
3pm to 4:30pm
Where Minnetrista Museum & Gardens
1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303
What General Events meetings, food and drink, outreach, empowerment, museums, history, caterer, cookies, fresh food, leadership, community development, educational demonstrations, teatime, tea party, speakers
Cost Cost: $16; member discounts apply

While Ball Brothers Company is frequently noted for its iconic product – the Ball jar – what do we know about the people who toiled inside the factory walls? In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many new African American families and individuals were attracted to Muncie as industry boomed. Many of these new residents found employment at Ball Brothers. Join Jessica Jenkins, Minnetrista’s Vice President of Collections and Storytelling, to learn more about their experiences and the work of giving voice to under-told histories.


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