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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.

 

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12/07/2011

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Events

     
   

FREE FUN FRIDAY AT MAAH

ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
Join us for a day of FREE FUN with tours, exhibit, and music workshop

MAAH | 46 Joy Street | 10a-4p

MAAH | 29 York Street | 10a - 4p

The Highland Street Foundation presents its sixth annual “Free Fun Fridays” initiative, a summer program that opens doors at no cost to visitors to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This year, 66 museums and cultural institutions will participate, including MAAH and our historic sites in Boston and Nantucket. <more>

 
   

BOSTON JOURNALIST AND ARTIST ON AFRICANS IN INDIA
Kenneth and Lucilda Cooperr's Journey to Meet the Siddi People

Thursday | August 28 | 6:00pm

MAAH | 46 Joy Street | Beacon Hill

Through fascinating stories and stunning photographs, Kenneth and Lucilda Cooper share memorable moments from their journeys in South Asia. He as Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post correspondent, she as internationally exhibited artist documenting their travels through photographs, they present their view of the Siddi people of African descent in India. <more>

 

 

 

Exhibits

     
   

AFRICANS IN INDIA EXHIBIT OPEN THROUGH AUGUST 30
Challenges How You Think of One

of the World's Oldest Civilizations

MAAH | 46 Joy Street | M-Sat, 10a-4p

Explore the history of enslavement, migration, and Africans in the Indian Ocean World. Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers, from the Schomburg Center, broadens the understanding of the global trade in enslaved African people and introduces remarkable achievements of people of African descent in India. Image: Nawab Sidi Haidar Khan; Kenneth & Joyce Robbins Collection. <more>

 

 

 

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MAAH IN THE NEWS
See us in the Boston Globe

and on the Travel Channel
Find out what MAAH's MLK Scholars, our leaders of tomorrow, have been up to this summer. John Hancock featured them in a Boston Globe ad. And tune to the Travel Channel on August 22 at 9pm for Monumental Mysteries' story on Hayden House, one of the highlights on our Black Heritage Trail® in Boston.

 
   

NEW FREEDOM RISING PROJECT NEEDS YOUR INPUT
Help MAAH Develop Our First Comprehensive Online Exhibit

The Freedom Rising collection of Civil War images and objects has moved Online. We need YOU to add your voice to this new Digital Collections Project. It's simple and only takes a few minutes.  Log on to Flickr, browse through the exhibit, then post your ideas, comments, key words, and tags. Help make this new resource easily accessible and more meaningful to all visitors, on-site and online. Your participation is critical to our success. Left: Lewis Hayden. <more>

 

 
 
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2014 Living Legends

Belafonte and Burnham

  GREAT PHOTOS ON FLICKR:
Highlights from MAAH Events
Now Available for Online Viewing

Did you miss the Living Legends Awards honoring Harry Belafonte, Hon. Margaret Burnham, and Hon. Thomas M. Menino? No worries! We have uploaded a photo gallery of these and other programs and events onto our Flickr page. Please be sure to check back as there are more treasured moments to be shared soon!  Click here to see photo albums for First Night Jubilee Concerts and Freedom Rising events, including lectures, MAAH Music and <more>
 
 

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>

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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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