The museum is devoted to promoting exploration and appreciation of the diverse and often untold stories of African Americans focusing on history of the African American journey, from our African roots to the present day, educational programs demonstrating the importance of African American heritage, courage, and innovation and contributions of African Americans in the fields of art, culture, politics, sports and history.
A mobile museum, the AAMBC has exhibited its collections at the homes of partner organizations including the Mercer Museum, the Pearl S. Buck International House, and the Bucks County Visitor Center.
Since the museum launched in 2014, it has brought more than 50 programs to schools, colleges, libraries, faith-based institutions, senior living communities and corporations.
With the support of educational partners, community leaders, business leaders, teachers, parents, and students, they have produced pop-up museums, speaker events, and video presentations.
The museum has held tours of Bucks County heritage sites, including churches, taverns, farms and homes that served as stops along the Underground Railroad.
In September 2020, the AAMBC was granted the rights to a lease of an historic property in Middletown Township, fulfilling the dream of having a permanent home in Bucks County.
The property, located on route 413, (optional: near the intersection of Bridgetown Pike,) hosts an historic landmark stone house (c.1716) and carriage house.
Both houses require extensive updating and renovations, which will commence in 2021.
Once the museum opens its doors to the public, it will enable the AAMBC to serve an even greater population of students, teachers and families from Bucks County and beyond.
The AAMBC is an all-volunteer run organization that depends upon support from the community.
Its expenses have greatly increased due to the need for capital funding to restore the new properties, as well as individual program funding.
To learn more about the AAMBC’s opportunities for membership, donations and volunteers, please visit www.infoaambc.org.
The AAMBC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.
PHOTO CAP: The African American Museum of Bucks County exhibit at the Bucks County Visitors Center