Museum of Afro American History
Massachusetts| Posted: 12/22/2005
A $250,000 line of credit from the National Trust Loan Funds was provided to the Museum of Afro American History (MAAH), a not-for-profit history institution dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African-Americans during the colonial period in New England. Through educational workshops, youth camps, special events and unique partnerships with professional organizations and educational institutions, the Museum places the African-American experience in an accurate social, cultural and historical perspective.
The MAAH began its first exhibitions and public gatherings in 1963. The museum is known for the African Meeting House in which it is housed, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest extant black church building in the country built by free African-American artisans. It also operates within the Abiel Smith School, the first publicly funded grammar school in the country for African American children, constructed in 1834. The line of credit from the National Trust Loan Funds will enable MAAH to acquire an additional property for its museum archives, library, and humanities programs.
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National Trust Loan Funds