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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.

 

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Exhibits
 
 

 

MUSIC BY BLACK COMPOSERS

 

Handel + Haydn Society

Co-presents Special Concert

 

Thursday | May 5 | 2016

7pm | 46 Joy Street | Beacon HIll

 

MAAH and H+H join forces again to present Countertenor Reginald Mobley curating a program of music by black composers. The New York Times said the 2015 version of this program “seemed to burst the hall’s bounds, to express a deeper, intangible truth.” <tickets & more>

 

 

TRACE THE HISTORY OF

BLACK LITERATURE!

 

Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing

and Publishing Black Books

 

Extended through May 2016

10am-4pm | 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill

 

Black Books celebrates the rich tradition of African American literature through an exhibit showcasing our collection of rare books, related programming, and stories of black authors from the Colonial era through the 20th century (closed Sundays). Photo: Phillis Wheatley. <more>

 
 
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MARVIN GILMORE: CRUSADER FOR FREEDOM

 

Journalist Meets Activist, War Hero, Entrepreneur

 

Thursday | May 19 | 2016

6pm | 46 Joy Street | Beacon HIll

 

Gilmore, descended of enslaved grandparents, has had an illustrious career worthy of a "Profiles in Color" interview with WCVB/Channel 5's Karen Holmes Ward. He will share stories of meeting world leaders -- from presidents and governors to musicians and moguls -- and sign his new book. <tickets & more>

 

 

PICTURING FREDERICK DOUGLASS | JULY 2016

 

The Most Photographed

American of the 19th Century

 

July Opening Celebrations

Preview opens June 2016

 

This first-of-its-kind exhibit features more than 100 of the 160 images of the famous abolitionist taken 1841 to 1895. By comparison, there are 130 images of President Lincoln. Come hear about Douglass' strategic plan to present positive and accurate images of African Americans that contradict negative stereotypes. <more>

 

 What's New

     

FREEDOM RISING

 

The Most Photographed

American of the 19th Century

 

July Opening Celebrations

Preview opens June 2016

 

This first-of-its-kind exhibit features more than 100 images of the famous abolitionist taken 1841 to 1895. By comparison, there are 130 images of President Abraham Lincoln. Come hear about Douglass' strategic plan to present positive and accurate images of African Americans that contradict negative stereotypes. <more>

 
   

WANT FREE ADMISSION TO OUR HISTORIC SITES?

 
'Museums on Us': Your Ticket

to Boston & Nantucket Campuses

 

Join us on the first full weekend of every month this year for 'Museums on Us'. Bank of America® and Merril Lynch® cardholders are admitted free to our National Historic Landmarks in Boston (Saturdays) and Nantucket (Saturdays & Sundays) for exhibits, tours and more. <more>

 
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BUY LOCAL & SUPPORT MAAH YEAR ROUND

 

One-of-a-kind treasures, hand-

crafted bags, unique books, jewelry, scarves, hats, T-shirts,

and an array of inspired gifts.

 

Monday - Saturday | 10am-4pm

46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill

 

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NEW LEADERSHIP

AT THE MUSEUM

 
Marita Rivero

Named Executive Director

 

The Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket, announced that its Board of Directors named Marita Rivero as Executive Director. Rivero succeeds Beverly Morgan-Welch, who served as the Museum’s Director with great distinction for 16 years and who left to become Associate Director of External Affairs at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. <more>

 
 Featured
   

FREEDOM RISING

ONLINE COLLECTION

 
View Images from MAAH's Comprehensive Civl War Exhibit

 

Rare and powerful images from the museum's Freedom Rising Civil War collection have moved Online. We invite you to log on to Flickr, browse through our preview of images from 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. Photo: Lewis Hayden. <more>

 
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Image:  Restored interior of the African Meeting House

 

AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED
 
Iconic National Historic Landmark Returned to 1855 Appearance

Descendants of abolitionist giants and a moving performance by Sweet Honey in the Rock, make taking a trip back to 2011 worthwhile. <more>

 
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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 learn important history and <more>

 
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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, 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>

 
 

JOIN US... BECOME A MAAH MEMBER TODAY
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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