Prince George’s County, Md. Museum to Unveil Historic Black Township Exhibit

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An exhibition examining the four original historically Black townships in Prince George’s County is scheduled to open Jan. 14 at the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center.

“A Space of Their Own,” is a look at the communities of North Brentwood, Eagle Harbor, Fairmont Heights and Glen Arden. The exhibit is aimed at providng insight into African American lives in Prince George’s County beginning early in the 20th century.

According to the museum’s Web site, these townships were formed to create thriving Black communities and provide legacies for future generations.

The museum, which is being temporarily housed at Gallery 110 at the Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue near Webster Avenue in Brentwood, Md., offers a range of community programs, in addition to exhibits, including newsletters, a Facebook page and off-campus activities and a “trunk show” that brings museum educators and exhibit items into the schools.

Past exhibitions have included a look at the impact World War II had in shaping the culture of Prince George’s County and a history of African American cinema posters.

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A $25 million center is planned for a site about a mile north of its current residence. A capital campaign is scheduled to begin in 2012 to help raise money for construction.

For details about the museum, visit http://www.pgaamcc.org/, email info@pgaamcc.org or call 301-209-0592.