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Monday, May 8, 2023


Luhrs Center, Shippensburg PA

Free general admission- Reservation Required

Duration: 20 minutes | Language: English

Traveling While Black is a film by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios that transports viewers to historic Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant in Washington, D.C. through a twenty-minute virtual reality experience.

Viewers share an intimate series of moments with several of Ben’s patrons as they reflect on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the United States, offering the opportunity to facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today.

Learn more about this exhibit by listening to our opening panel, moderated by WITF. Click here to listen.

Tickets are free but do require reservations.  The exhibit is open to the public April 10th through May 8th.  Visitors can park at Luhrs Center and meet their docent in the Luhrs Center lobby, who will escort them across the street to the exhibit in the Ceddia Union Building.


To make a reservation to visit the exhibit during the week, Monday through Friday, 10-4 p.m. please click here.

If you have questions about bringing a school or community group to the exhibit during the week, please contact Shippensburg University’s Office of Inclusion, Belonging and Social Equity at (717) 477-1161 or socialequity@ship.edu

If you would like to visit the exhibit on a weekend, Please click here to make a reservation, or call 717-477-7469 (M-F, 10-4 pm). If you would like to set up a time for a group to visit the exhibit on an evening or weekend, please email groups@luhrscenter.com.

This exhibit is made possible by Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.



The Luhrs Center Circle of Friends helps make all that we do possible. This membership program enables us to nurture an arts-oriented lifestyle in the Cumblerand Valley, and invest in the future of the arts through outreach to students of all ages.

Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive,
Shippenburg PA 17257
Luhrs Center Box Office
475 Lancaster Drive,
Shippensburg PA 17257
(717) 477-7469 (SHOW)