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African American Museum seeks funding


The African American Museum of Bucks County’s current exhibit, “Building on the Dream: From Africa and Bucks County,” is on display at the Pearl S. Buck International House, 520 Dublin Road in Perkasie, through December.

It showcases stories of courage, perseverance, mutual support and accomplishment. To reach a greater audience, The AAMBC is seeking to take this exhibit and other programs to museums, libraries, schools, senior centers and corporations throughout the area.

To accomplish this goal, the museum will require a van to house and transport the artifacts and supplies necessary to create these traveling exhibits and presentations.

Visit the AAMBC website at to find out how to help achieve this goal. There you will also find ways to support the museum, including becoming a member, donor or volunteer.

The ultimate goal is to build a physical home for the nonprofit museum in Bucks County. Donations may also be made by mailing a check made payable to AAMBC to 215 E. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Founded in 2014, the AAMBC honors the legacy of the African American experience, inspiring pride in heritage, educating the public about the diverse journey of African Americans, and sharing stories that depict shared ancestry, thus enriching the lives of Bucks County families.

“It is more important today than ever that we learn to appreciate and understand each other so we can get along with one another,” said AAMBC President Linda Salley.

“We are committed to making sure the full history of Bucks County is told in a physical space that helps people to understand the innovation, traditions and possibilities in Bucks County. If we can build this space and help people become more comfortable wrestling with shades of gray, then we will have successfully contributed to a cultural awareness.”

Janet L. Mintzer, president and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International added, “Bucks County prides itself on its rich history and cultural institutions. Yet a critical and relevant part is missing. The time couldn’t be better for every one of us to rally behind the Bucks County African American Museum to ensure it can buy a building to become a permanent, treasured, and celebrated cultural institution.”

Currently, AAMBC is a museum of traveling artifacts and events for schools, museums, libraries and institutions. The Board of Directors includes members of families with ancestors that were in Bucks County dating back hundreds of years. For information, email