New Jersey

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

Through this museum’s permanent collections, discover the African American experience of the late 19th/20th centuries; learn about the representation of black identity, in historical social and artistic contexts. By viewing paintings, illustrations, ads, and photographs, groups will learn how to better contextualize the cultural portrayal of African Americans. Groups can also learn about an elite class of African American entertainers that thrived in the early 20th century, including names like Sammy Davis Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald. See what work and domestic was like for early African American families by exploring a collection of furniture, decorative arts, and other household objects.
 
Contact Info
Address: 2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Atlantic County. Tel: 609-350-6662. Email: info@aahmsnj.org. Website: www.aahmsnj.org. Hrs: Wed.-Sat. 11AM-6PM, Sun. 11AM-5PM. Same Day Booking.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

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