The old African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church located here in the Historic District of Yardley Borough was built in 1877, by African Americans who crossed over the nearby Delaware River from Trenton, New Jersey to what was then named Yardleyville. It's been owned by African Americans ever since. The old A.M.E. Church of Yardley Borough is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This location is the headquarters of Gather Place, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We opened our doors on September 10, 2022, as the first African American and Women owned, operated, American History Museum in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. With a renewed mission under management of Shirley Lee Corsey, Property Conservator and Executive Director, this historic landmark is being restored through donations and grants. We are providing meaningful community-based events and activities by a more inclusive revelation about Yardley Borough, Bucks County and the state of Pennsylvania’s Quaker founders. So many of its forgotten people and neighborhoods, including African American and Women’s history and heritage museum is shared here ~
“We bring history to life!” Visit our permanent exhibit, see our periodic exhibits and activities including the a more inclusive review of the women's suffrage movement, and their beginnings with the Anti-slavery movement. Gather Place Museum is supported by documents, photos, filmed documentaries, first-person history lessons, and historical reenactments! Bucks County's history and beyond, told in the tradition of the West African Griots storytellers - All in a creative, educational, yet entertaining method.
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