Gather Place Museum, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Owned and operated by an African American woman. Housed in the historic 1877 built African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church of Yardley, it embodies a rich heritage and is located in Yardley Borough's Historic District. We are dedicated to preserving history, celebrating culture, and fostering community engagement. Its mission is to unveil forgotten aspects of Yardley Borough, Bucks County, and Pennsylvania's Quaker founders, including African American and Women's history. Since its debut on September 10, 2022, Gather Place Museum has evolved into a living history museum, offering exhibits, documents, photos, documentaries, and interactive history lessons. Visitors can partake in historical reenactments, embracing the West African Griot tradition, where history is conveyed through stories.
Open on weekends from 12 noon to 3 pm, the museum also accommodates weekday appointments. Under the leadership of Shirley Lee Corsey, serving as Property Conservator and Executive Director, it actively restores the historic landmark through donations and grants. With a dedication to "bringing history to life," Gather Place Museum hosts monthly special events and programs providing unique opportunities to engage with history and culture.
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