Commemorating King

60 years ago, and 3 years prior to his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, Greencastle was visited by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


On September 5th, 1960, at Gobin United Methodist Church, King delivered a speech to the School of the Prophets, an annual gathering of Indiana Methodists at DePauw University. Audio of this speech can be heard here: 


The museum is happy to share the work of local artist Matt Rees, commemorating this historic visit. This limited edition, hand signed and numbered woodblock print on Japanese paper (14"x34") is for sale on his website, linked below.

50% of the proceeds of this print go to the Greencastle chapter of the NAACP.

View Banner Graphic articles related to King's visit:

LAST MINUTE MUSINGS: An image fit for King? It’s a work in progress

MLK would have been proud of Heritage Wall event

DAZE WORK: King read imaginary letter from Paul in 1960 Gobin visit

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