Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Jersey AA Museum Celebrates 5 Years

BUENA VISTA -- The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey will celebrate its fifth anniversary from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the museum in the Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville. The event will feature a display of works by 24 emerging local and regional artists who helped fulfill the museum’s mission of helping local talent enter the world of museum displays.The celebration will include a retrospective of past exhibits, events and programs along with items from the museum’s permanent collection, which includes more than 9,000 artifacts and documents.

The museum will formally recognize those who have lent corporate, civic and individual support for its endeavors. The Borgata Heart and Soul Foundation; Anthony and Rita Mack of A & R Enterprises; Mayor Chuck Chiarello and the Recreation Committee of Buena Vista Township; The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; the Senior Citizens of Newtonville; Dennis Levinson, Atlantic County Executive; Joyce Hagen, director of the Atlantic City Aquarium; and the Rev. David Mallory of the First Baptist Church of Richland will be among the honorees.

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