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African American Museum of Bucks extends exhibit at Visitor Center

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The African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) is extending its exhibit at the Bucks County Visitor Center, 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, through Sept. 7.

The exhibit, “Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County,” is open and free to the public seven days a week during normal Visitor Center hours from 9 to 5 p.m.

The exhibit pays tribute to the lives, culture, accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in Bucks County, from their origins in Africa through the 21st century.

The exhibit features a timeline of events in African American history in Pennsylvania, the history of the Underground Railroad in Bucks County, the role of Bucks County AME churches in helping African Americans transition from slavery to freedom, and the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century.

The exhibit also recognizes some hidden figures, unknown African American individuals who played a significant role in creating the rich history of Bucks County. Centuries-old artifacts from Africa are also displayed.

The exhibit is designed for visitors of all ages and is self-guided. The Bucks County Visitor Center is observing state mandates regarding strict social distancing and masks are required.

In addition, the AAMBC will host an informational table at the upcoming “Langhorne Borough African American Historical Day: A multi-cultural educational awareness event” on Aug. 15. The event will be held at Mayor’s Park on Cherry Street in Langhorne from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public.

The African American Museum of Bucks County is a museum of traveling artifacts and events for schools, museums, libraries and institutions. For information about upcoming AAMBC programs, exhibits or how to support the museum as a volunteer or contributor, visit: infoaambc.org or email us: lsalley@infoaambc.org.


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