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Preserving the historic and cultural heritage of a community reinforces a sense of place, purpose, identity and continuity

The presence of African Americans in Washtenaw County history has often been limited, scattered and sometimes altogether absent. It is up to the people who have and know the history – and the people who collect it – to do what we can to preserve, document and connect our communities. As we work to open a permanent home at 1528 Pontiac Trail in Ann Arbor it becomes ever more apparent of how important this museum is, the needs it will meet and the purpose it serves.

Historical Objects Inventory (HOI)

Whether it’s your grandmother’s wedding dress, childhood classroom memories, photographs or even “Papa John” Easley’s barber chair... our goal is to document and preserve a digital record of these local cultural and historical treasures for present knowledge and that of future generations.
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