The African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) will host its membership drive and appreciation reception on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the First Baptist Church of Langhorne, Gloria Lockett Dining Hall, 215 E. Richardson Ave., Langhorne.
The community will be updated on the progress of AAMBC’s first-ever brick and mortar permanent home. The museum will be located at the historic Boone Farm, on Route 413 in Langhorne. The building is currently being renovated by Bucks County, thanks to the generosity of the Bucks County Commissioners. It will be turned over to the museum to occupy upon completion. AAMBC will then furnish, outfit, and operate from this location.
The museum will host six exhibition halls. A library, educational video display hall featuring videos produced by AAMBC, and a historic timeline exhibition hall are planned for the museum’s first floor. An exhibition hall featuring the achievements of the African American Community, an activity classroom, and a rotating exhibit hall is planned for the second floor of the museum. Outside the museum, envisioned are picnic benches and tables for visitors to enjoy the landscape and class trips to eat their snacks or lunches.
AAMBC will have naming opportunities available for each of its six exhibition halls. Additionally, sponsorships of a picnic bench or table will be available. These sponsorship opportunities will become available after Bucks County finishes the renovation of the museum’s new home. To help AAMBC now through donation or volunteering, contact AAMBC. To donate, volunteer, or request programming for your organization, nonprofit, or school, contact Linda Salley at 215-752-1909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“While the development of the museum’s new permanent home in Middletown Township is moving along, AAMBC as a mobile and virtual museum remains an important educational resource throughout Bucks County,” said Linda Salley, AAMBC president and executive director. “While work moves forward at the new building in Middletown Township, a gifted lease from the Bucks County Commissioners, we will continue our active and extremely busy role in the community.”