Bucks County Black History Museum to host fundraiser to support goal of moving into a permanent home

As the Bucks County African American Museum prepares to move into its first permanent home, the Mobile Museum of History and Culture is hosting a fundraiser on December 2.

In partnership with Parx Casino, proceeds from the inaugural Building Our Dream cocktail party fundraiser will be used to repair the two structures at the Boone Farm property in Middletown Township.

Last year, Bucks County Commissioners approved the use of the vacant farm on Highway 413 to house the county’s only African-American history museum.

The non-profit association’s 10-year lease on the property began in October 2020 and ends September 30, 2030, for an annual amount of just $ 1.

The Boone Farm on Route 413 in Middletown will house the Bucks County African American Museum. Authorities hope to open it by the end of 2021.

The goal is to have both buildings fully restored, furnished and operational by the end of next year.

The AAMBC fundraising event will feature live jazz tunes, a silent auction, and an awards show to the 2021 Hidden Figures organization winners.

They are Bucks County professor and historian Dr Marion Lane, award-winning sports journalist Claire Smith and the late Sam Snipes, who died in 2018.

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Snipes represented the first black family of Levittown residents as a young lawyer in the 1950s.

Guests at the reception will hear a brief history of the volunteer-run museum, which was launched in 2014, and its future goals. They will also learn more about the Boone Farm property.

The eventual move to the property would fulfill AAMBC’s long-standing goal of having a physical space to display artifacts and deliver on-site and virtual programming to the Bucks community.

The Building Our Dream Fundraising Cocktail will take place at the Parx Casino East Banquet Hall in Bensalem from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 2. Tickets are on sale for $ 150 per person and can be purchased on the AAMBC website.

This article originally appeared on the Bucks County Courier Times: The Bucks County African American Museum Hosts Fundraiser for New Home

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