Because the African American Museum of Bucks County prepares to transfer into its first everlasting home, the cell historical past and tradition museum is internet hosting a fundraiser on Dec. 2.
In partnership with the Parx On line casino, the inaugural Constructing Our Dream cocktail reception fundraiser’s proceeds will go towards repairing the 2 buildings on the Boone Farm property in Middletown Township.
Final 12 months, Bucks County commissioners permitted the use of the vacant farmstead on Route 413 for housing the county’s solely devoted African American historical past museum.
The nonprofit’s 10-year lease on the property began in October 2020 and runs by means of Sept. 30, 2030, for a yearly payment of simply $1.
The aim is to have each buildings totally restored, furnished and working by the tip of subsequent 12 months.
The AAMBC’s fundraising occasion will embody dwell jazz tunes, a silent public sale and an award presentation to the group’s 2021 Hidden Figures honorees.
They’re Bucks County professor and historian Dr. Marion Lane, award-winning sports activities journalist Claire Smith and the late Sam Snipes, who died in 2018.
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Snipes represented the primary Black household of residents in Levittown as a younger lawyer within the Fifties.
The reception’s company will hear a short historical past of the volunteer-run museum, which launched in 2014, and its future objectives. They’ll additionally study extra in regards to the Boone Farm property.
The eventual transfer onto the property would fulfill the AAMBC’s long-standing aim of having a bodily area to show artifacts and provide on-site and digital applications to the Bucks group.
The Constructing Our Dream cocktail reception fundraiser will happen on the Parx On line casino East Banquet Room in Bensalem from 6-9 p.m on Dec. 2. Tickets are on sale for $150 per individual and may be bought on the AAMBC’s website.