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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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 Events

   

MAAH MUSIC PREMIERE

IN A STORIED SPACE

 

Imagine Orchestra Public Premiere

 

Sunday | April 26 | 4pm

46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill

 

Join MAAH, JazzBoston, WGBH's Eric Jackson, and Berklee's Dr. Bill Banfield for the Imagine Orchestra jazz concert and stories of Black Boston. <more>

 
   

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL

SPECIAL FEATURE AT MAAH

 

New Guinea Walk & Talk

 

Saturday | April 25 | 10am | 2pm

29 York Street | Beacon Hill

 

Wear your Daffy Hat over to the African Meeting House for a walk through the old New Guinea neighborhood. <more>

 

 Exhibits

   

TRACE THE HISTORY OF

BLACK LITERATURE!

 

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

   

NEW NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SUPERINTENDENT NAMED

 

Michael Creasey Takes the Helm

   

Superintendent Creasey will oversee the national park collaborative that includes Boston National Historical Park, Boston African American National Historic Site, and Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. We wish his predecessor, Cassius Cash, much success at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.<more>

 
   

FREEDOM RISING

PREVIEW NOW ONLINE

 
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>

 
 Featured
 

 

BANK OF AMERICA OFFERS

A GIFT THAT LASTS ALL YEAR

 

Museums on Us Weekends in

Boston and Nantucket

   

The first full weekend of every month, Bank of America® and Merril Lynch® cardholders receive FREE admission to our historic sites. Click for more on <Boston> | <Nantucket>

 
 

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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