Antioch is recognized as one of the most diverse communities in the Bay Area and Antioch Historical Society Museum celebrated that diversity during the month of February in 2020 with a multicultural exhibit called “Antioch, a Cultural Perspective”. The exhibit includes the following cultural groups who each has their own display: Italian, Portuguese, African-American, Hispanic and Chinese. Other cultures will be featured in future exhibits as this is hoped to be an annual exhibit.
The museum has a mission statement to preserve history of “cultural and historic value”. “We really want the Antioch Historical Society Museum to be very inclusive of all and relevant to the changing demographics of residents of Antioch by showcasing their history and culture in February. A focus on diversity will be a major goal of the museum now and in the future as we embrace all of Antioch’s residents including the youth.”, said Dwayne Eubanks, President, Antioch Historical Society Museum.
Modernizing presentation equipment is one method that the museum hopes to reach out to younger generations of residents. They recently received two grants from the City of Antioch and the Antioch Community Fund to purchase new electronic presentation equipment. February’s “Antioch, a Cultural Perspective” hopes to reach out to a wider audience of Antioch residents.