Bucks County Children’s Artwork Contest Winners Announced – Honoring Black History and Women’s History Month!

America’s History Live offers the community a dazzling and engaging opportunity to learn about the people behind the events that shaped our country as this organization continues presenting an exhibition at the *Bucks County Visitor Center, (Bensalem, PA), during the months of February and March 2021. Its focus is on the Anti-Slavery and Women’s Suffrage movements, featuring the historic “Newtown Hall” of Newtown, PA. Life-sized replicas of many of our nation’s abolitionists, and early women’s suffrage pioneers are beautifully on display, spanning America’s time period from the early 1800s through the early 1900s. It also honors several key women from Pennsylvania who were instrumental in the Women’s Right to Vote. A wonderful “Bucks County Children’s Corner of artwork and crafts” – in celebration of Black History and Women’s Month with students artwork submissions is on display! 

America’s History Live’s Organizer Shirley Lee Corsey reached out to surrounding school districts including Bensalem, The Bucks County Intermediate Unit, and Council Rock. The artwork theme – “What does Black History/Women’s History mean to you?” The students could utilize any type of 8.5” x 11” sized paper, hand-drawn by crayons, pens, pencil, or paint for their submission. We sought to showcase the children’s creativity by supporting various forms of artistic expressions they wished to create – drawings, paintings, writings and/or poetry. 

Each of the top artwork winners to-date have been notified they will receive a $25 gift card. Students with their parents, teacher, and/or school administrator are invited to “MASK-UP” and come out to the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA, on Saturday March 20th, at 1:30pm to receive their gift! 

Shirley really appreciates the support of the student’s teachers and parents. Their responses to-date have been so nice to receive: 

“WOW! Thank you so much! I am so excited to share with my class and Lily! Thank you for giving students the opportunity to express themselves.” 

“Omgggg thank you so much! Bailey is so excited!” 

 “We will be bringing Bailey that day along with the principal, two of her teachers and a teacher mentor ” 

“Awesome! I would love to be there to support my student. Thank you!” 

With the world in which we are currently living, this is a great way to help enhance the camaraderie of our diverse community by creating an educational, yet fun, atmosphere to channel some of the best work from the youth of Bucks County. 

*AMERICA’S HISTORY LIVE EXHIBIT: WELCOME TO HISTORIC NEWTOWN HALL- FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (February 2021 through March 2021) – “mask-up” and visit at your leisure: The Bucks County Visitor Center on 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 – open Mondays through Sundays, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

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