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Join the Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery and other Historic Germantown sites for a Black History Month Open House At the Historic Germantown
Join the Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery and other Historic Germantown sites for a Black History Month Open House
At the Historic Germantown headquarters building – 5501 Germantown Avenue
Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery
Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery is the only museum with actual artifacts from the transatlantic slave trade and beyond.
Artifacts from the museum will be on exhibit and Executive Director Gwen Ragsdale will share information about the history and importance of these objects.
Explore the lives of free and enslaved African Americans in the Mid-Atlantic through exhibits and recently digitized records from the Chew Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Concord School House & Upper Burying Ground
Germantown Historical Society
Representations and Recollections
Since its founding in 1901, the Germantown Historical Society has been a collector of recorded memories. Visit the society’s library and archives to explore these rich collections, including audio interviews from African Americans Between the World Wars Oral History Project, and contemplate whether and how to present these memories anew. Continue the exploration of representation and memory with tours of two exhibits on view in the museum galleries, Inspiring Bright April and Documenting the Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival in Germantown.
AAGG consultations will help you trace your ancestors
The African American Genealogy Group (AAGG), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit founded in 1989, helps all interested in pursuing African American family history and genealogical research. Nationally-
Special Exhibitions will be OPEN
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5501 Germantown Avenue
The Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery provides a unique historical perspective into the reality of slavery for Africans brought to America. It is the only museum of its kind in Philadelphia that exhibits authentic slavery artifacts which include hundreds of shackles, chains, coffles, branding irons and other forms of punishing ironware. 5501 Germantown Avenue (Church Lane entrance)