This past weekend marked Martin Luther King Day, and February brings Black History Month. And if you’re living in the Garden State and want to go deeper into that history, you’ll soon have a new resource at your disposal: an African American history museum on Hollow Road in Montgomery, NJ.
The new facility will build on work already being done by the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) organization, which works to tell the “story of the unique culture, experiences, and contributions of the African American community of the Sourland Mountain Region,” and which is housed in the historic Mount Zion AME church at 189 Hollow Road in Skillman, NJ. This past summer, SSAAM and the Sourland Conservancy bought 1.5 acres of land to add to that facility in order to build the first African American museum in Central Jersey.
To engage with the museum, head to its 5th annual Gospel Brunch, to be held Saturday, February 22nd at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, located at 80 W. Broad Street in Hopewell, NJ. Tickets are available here.
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