The Bucks County Commissioners Office has authorized the donation of a van and awarded $1,500 to the African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC).
The van and the generous grant will assist the AAMBC in its mission: to share the wealth of stories and art that African Americans have contributed to the rich history of Bucks and the surrounding region.
The museum, currently exhibiting at The Pearl S. Buck International House in Perkasie until year-end, is planning its 2020 tour of traveling exhibits to multiple locations.
These will include the Visit Bucks County Visitors Center in Bensalem, as well as area schools, libraries, churches, senior centers, corporations and other venues.
On January 25th, 2020, the museum is planning a special fundraising event in honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a tribute to Joan Sadoff, producer of “Standing On My Sister’s Shoulders,” a moving documentary that chronicles the heroic efforts of women of the Civil Rights movement from the fields of the Mississippi Delta to the floor of the U.S. Congress.
There will also be a special performance by the Lincoln University Choir.
The event will take place from 3:00-5:00pm at The Zlock Auditorium at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown. Museum artifacts will be displayed in the lobby of the auditorium. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 at infoaambc.org and will be available at the door for $25.
While the museum is currently a mobile museum, its ultimate vision is to find a permanent home, a physical space where residents and visitors can learn about the innovations, traditions, history and possibilities in Bucks County.
The museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt organization that welcomes donations at any level to help reach its goal.
“The hope for the museum is that it tells a fuller, more complex historical narrative. We have an obligation to help our citizens understand the whole history of our story,” said Linda Salley, President of the African American Museum of Bucks County. “Thank you for supporting our journey through history.”
For more information about the African American Museum of Bucks County, upcoming events, memberships and donations visit infoaambc.org.