African American Museum
Come Celebrate Black History Month with PA Virtual
About the African American Museum in Philadelphia
Founded in 1976 in celebration of the nation's Bicentennial, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. Throughout its evolution, the museum has objectively interpreted and presented the achievements and aspirations of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the current day.
The museum is committed to telling the story of African Americans in all its permutations: family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law and technology. The AAMP currently houses four galleries and an auditorium, each of which offer exhibitions anchored by one of our three dominant themes: the African Diaspora, the Philadelphia Story, and the Contemporary Narrative.
Tour the African American Museum
Friday, Feb. 22nd 2013 at 2pm
701 Arch St
*Students will participate in the celebration of Black History Month.
*Students will explore African Americans journey to freedom.
*Students will listen to stories of African Americans in all its permutations: family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law and technology.
1:30-2:00: Sign-in and collect money ($9 per person)
2:00-3:30: guided tour of the museum
3:00-3:45: wrap-up and departures
We will meet at the main entrance at 1:30pm sharp, for collection of money. If you would like to attend this event you must RSVP by emailing your FSC either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Feb 8th, 2013 and specify parent(s) names attending, student(s) attending, grade, teacher and any non-PAVCS student attending.
*In consideration of our students with food allergies, please refrain from bringing nut products. Latex Items and Smoking are not allowed at any PA Virtual event.
Please do not attend a PAVIRTUAL event if you have had a fever within 24 hours of the event.*