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The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.

 

AMH-Press Kit

12/07/2011

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Image: Logo - Boston African American National Historic Site

Image: Logo - National Park Service

Image: Logo - National Historic Trust

Image: Logo - Massachusetts Cultural Council

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 Events

   

KWANZAA CELEBRATION:

Music, Drumming and Storytelling

 

Monday | December 22 | 11:30am

Boston | 46 Joy St. | Beacon Hill

   

Celebrate Kwanzaa, the holiday tradition started during the Civil Rights Movement. Paige Academy drummers - ages 5 to 10 years old - plus music, storytelling, and candle lighting ceremony. <more>

 
   

JUBILEE DAY CONCERT

First Night Concert & Storytelling

 

Wednesday | December 31 | 1 & 2pm

Boston | 46 Joy St. | Beacon Hill

   

Let great music by Handel + Haydn Society, and amazing stories by MAAH ring in 2015 and bring new understanding to the Jubilee Day anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. <more>

 

 Exhibits

   

PREVIEW OUR NEW EXHIBIT

 

Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing

and Publishing Black Books

 

Black Books celebrates the rich tradition of African American literature. Through

a new exhibit featuring our collection of rare books and programming, we tell stories of black authors from the Colonial era through the 20th century. See how they have inspired writers over the years to use words as agents of social change. Photo: Phillis Wheatley. <more>

 

 

 What's New

 

 

 

MAAH IN THE NEWS

Boston Globe and Travel Channel

 
See what the MLK Scholars have been up to this year. One of our high school interns was featured in a John Hancock series of ads in the Boston Globe. Also see Beverly Morgan-Welch on the Travel Channel's Monumental Mysteries about Hayden House, one highlight of our Black Heritage Trail® on Beacon Hill.

 
   

FREEDOM RISING'S CIVIL WAR COLLECTION MOVES ONLINE

 
MAAH's First Comprehensive

Exhibit is Now on Flickr

 

The Freedom Rising collection of Civil War images and objects has moved Online. We need you to log on to Flickr, browse through the exhibit, then post your ideas, comments, key words, and tags. Help make this new resource easily accessible and more meaningful for all visitors, on-site and online. Your input is critical to our success. Photo: Lewis Hayden. <more>

 
 Featured
 

 

2014 Living Legends

Belafonte and Burnham

  GREAT PHOTOS ON FLICKR:
Highlights from MAAH Events
Now Available for Online Viewing

Did you miss the Living Legends Awards honoring Harry Belafonte, Hon. Margaret Burnham, and Hon. Thomas M. Menino? No worries! We have uploaded a photo gallery of these and other programs and events onto our Flickr page. Please be sure to check back as there are more treasured moments to be shared soon!  Click here to see photo albums for First Night Jubilee Concerts and Freedom Rising events, including lectures, MAAH Music and <more>
 
 

Image:  Restored interior of the African Meeting House

 

AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED
Iconic National Historic Landmark Returned to 1855 Appearance
A memorable celebration marked the rededication of the pristenely restored African Meeting House on Beacon Hill. Descendants of abolitionist giants and moving music performances, including Sweet Honey in the Rock, make taking a trip back to 2011 worthwhile.
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CELEBRATE HISTORY WITH

PARTNERS IN PRESERVATION
MAAH Welcomes All Visitors
Through its "Doors to History"
Boston campus | 46 Joy Street
Nantucket campus | 29 York Street
Walk through our 19th century doors to the largest collection of historic sites in the country relating to free, pre-Civil War African American communities. Come and lean <more>

 
 

 

Image: MAAH Multimedia

 

 

Image: Education at MAAH

 
 

Past Regained for African Meeting House. (BNN News) <video>

Boston's African Meeting House Gets Facelift (WGBH) <video>

Inside Boston's African Meeting House. (WGBH) <video>

<more videos>

 

LOVE TO LEARN AT MAAH!
Interactive Prograns: Rooted in the Past and Connected to the Present

The Museum's education programs offer fun for all age groups and are rooted in our historic sites, past and present exhibitions, and rich scholarly research.  Our series of hands-on, interactive activities and programs are designed to engage educators, students, families, and organizations serving youth, and to meet Massachusetts’s Social Studies Framework and Common Core curriculum standards.  <more>

 

 

MAAH MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND.
If you are not already a Member, join us today by signing up on-line
or by visiting one of our campuses on Boston's Beacon HIll or on Nantucket.  Thank you
for standing with us as we preserve and share this amazing American history
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VISIT MAAH
IN BOSTON &

NANTUCKET:

$5.00
Members - Free

12 yrs & Under - Free

13-17 yrs - $3.00

Seniors 62+ - $3.00

 
 
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