The African American Museum of Bucks County is hosting its membership drive and appreciation reception on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Langhorne, Gloria Lockett Dining Hall, 215 E. Richardson Ave. in Langhorne.
The community will be updated on the progress of the museum’s first-ever brick and mortar permanent home at the historic Boone Farm on Route 413 in Langhorne. The building is currently being renovated by Bucks County and 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 are planned for the second floor. Outside the museum, there will be 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 the 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 new home. Contact museum president/executive director Linda Salley at email@example.com or 215-752-1909 for details.
“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 Salley. “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.”