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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.

 

 

2008 Calendar of Events

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Friday, May 16, 2008
12:00 Noon - Examination
PRESERVATION MONTH ON NANTUCKET

An Archaeological Examination of the Seneca Boston-Florence Higginbotham House

May 28, 2008
12:00 N -Archaeological Examination begins
6:00 PM -  Lecture
7:30 PM -  Reception

A Presentation by Dr. David Landon, University of Massachusetts

African Meeting House on Nantucket
29 York Street


Free and Open to the Public

Friday, May 16, 2008
12:00 Noon
BROWN BAG LUNCH

PRESENTATION

BEHIND THE HISTORY

ACOMA PUEBLO - A RARE GLIMPSE INTO AN ANCESTRAL NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY

A Slide show presentation by

Connie Z. Garcia, General Manager,
Sky City Cultural Center and Haak'u Museum
(A National Trust for Historic Preservation Site)

Acoma Pueblo has been an ancestral community since 1150 A.D. and a cultural tourism destination for nearly a century.

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Acoma Pueblo community is nestled in a valley studded with sandstone monoliths. This 367-foot- high mesa is the site of the oldest continuously inhabited village in the United States.

Join us to hear this remarkable history.

Bring your lunch and a friend!

Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street
 

Thurs., May 8, 2008
5:30 pm
6:00 pm


 

Authors Series

A Book Signing and Discussion with
Dr.
David Blight

Esteemed Yale University professor and renowned historian, David W. Blight, discusses his latest work: A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation

 Museum Galleries - 46 Joy Street

Books on sale now at the Museum Store and will be available for sale the evening of the event.

Wed., April 30, 2008
5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Program
 
2008 Annual Meeting

Museum's On-Line!
Pod casts, MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Blogs
A New Way to Visit Museums

Guest speaker Katherine Burton Jones,

Join the Museum of African American History for the 2008 Annual Meeting and hear about all the museum has accomplished over the past year.

Special guest speaker Katherine Burton Jones, Assistant Dean, Office of Information and Technology and Media Services, will talk about new multimedia approaches to the museum experience and how museums can serve new audiences, using Web 2.0 technologies. Allowing the visitor to have more of a voice in what happens in the museum experience in the physical space of the museum and the virtual space of the web.

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 6:00pm
Location: C. Walsh Theatre - 55 Temple Street

Authors Series

A Book signing and Discussion with
Dr. Bill Cosby and Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint

Bill Cosby, one of America's most famous and revered cultural icons, and Alvin F. Poussaint, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a civil rights veteran, lay out their message of hope and empowerment in a new book entitled, Come On, People! On the Path from Victims to Victors. In this discussion, moderated by producer Callie Crossley, the authors will speak on the themes built around Dr. Cosby’s popular call-out sessions, in which he has challenged people in towns and cities across America to reclaim and restore their families and communities.