Museum exhibit features African-American inventors

In recognition of Black History Month a new display located at the Waynesboro Heritage Museum, sponsored by the Waynesboro Area Learning Tree, explores the many fascinating inventions of African-Americans.

Make a trip down to the museum at 420 W. Main St. to learn about some of these important contributions that have enriched our lives and contributed to advancements in fields as diverse as medicine and technology.

Did you know that the automatic gear shift, a seed planter and corn harvester to improve farming, as well as a technique for long-term preservation of blood plasma and the removal of cataracts were all innovations from the imagination of African-American inventors?

You are reminded of African-American innovations every time you mail a letter, eat a potato chip, or tee off on a golf course. These inventions impact all aspects of your life.

The Waynesboro Heritage Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Don’t miss this enlightening exhibit.


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