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 to what was then named Yardleyville. We are also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This location is now the headquarters of Gather Place a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3). This historic landmark is now open and with a renewed mission by the conservatorship and management by Shirley Lee Corsey, and is being restored through donations and grants, and meaningful community-based events and activities that "tell the story" about Yardley Borough’s rich history of its families, neighborhoods, and culture. Our purpose includes documentation and photography about Yardley Borough's Quaker founders, Bucks County's Black History, the Underground Railroad and Women’s History - exhibits and events designed to promote a more inclusive learning experience about Bucks County's rich diverse history from colonial times to now. All in a FUN, creative, educational, yet entertaining method.
"We Bring History to Life!" in the tradition of the West African Griot legacy!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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