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Photo of Linda Salley speaking at Boone Farm

JOIN OUR BUILDING OUR DREAM CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

Be a Part of Our Journey and Our Dream!

2024 marks the 10th year of the founding of the African American Museum of Bucks County, operating as a mobile museum. Over these last 10 years, the AAMBC has shared the untold stories and the rich history of African Americans in Bucks County by traveling to schools, colleges, senior centers, faith-based groups as well as other museums and corporations in the Bucks County area.

Today, the Museum is embarking on its next milestone: becoming the only permanent brick and mortar African American Museum in Bucks County.

Old photo of Boone Farm

HISTORIC BOONE FARM

Built in 1716, the Boone Farm property has a rich history that spans three centuries and has historical ties to the Great Migration, making it eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. During the 20th Century, six million African Americans moved from rural Southern states to Northern states, including Pennsylvania, in search of economic opportunity. In the 1930s and 1940s, the Boone Farm offered good paying jobs and steady employment for African Americans, which allowed them to raise their children and have a better life, a safe life, in Bucks County.

 

The farm's connection to the history of African Americans in America will be highlighted when the museum opens.

BE A PART OF HISTORY

The Building Our Dream Campaign will honor our history and cement our path for the future. Thanks to our partnership with the Bucks County Commissioners, and through the generosity of their support, AAMBC will finally realize the dream of having a permanent home.

 

The beautifully renovated Boone Farm will be a destination for school children and adults, a welcoming place to explore everchanging exhibits of historical and cultural artifacts, view timelines of significant events in African American history, and learn about remarkable "hidden figures," whose stories may have been largely forgotten but whose legacies live on. Attractive displays, state of the art technology, a classroom, and an engaging and informative library will provide critically needed educational programming about the African American experience in Bucks County. Outdoors, in the picnic grove or walking along Core Creek, visitors will be able to imagine the bucolic life that was this property's 300-year-old history.

 

Be a part of history. Join us on this journey.

Photo of Harriet Tubman

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Fundraising Goals

$ 5,200,000

CONSTRUCTION COSTS

Planning and execution of the renovations covering

nearly 18,000 square feet

$ 300,000

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN​

Renderings in hand, 

ready to launch

$ 350,000 - 600,000

OPERATING SUPPORT

Essential operations needs

$ 150,000

CAMPAIGN EXPENSES

Campaign management, marketing and communications to ensure sufficient capacity to execute campaign

 

$ 6,000,000 — 6,250,000

TOTAL ANTICIPATED INVESTMENT

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