Catherine Fulmer-Hogan, SSAAM

Please note:

The museum is currently opened to visitors by appointment or during events.

Somerset County Historic Preservation Program Grant

March 14, 2021


On Tuesday, March 14, Somerset County Commissioner Melanie Marano presented a ceremonial check in the amount of $20,808 to SSAAM’s Board President, John B. Buck, in front of the County’s Historic Courthouse. This check represents our Somerset County Historic Preservation Program Grant award for general operating support.

Also present was Natalie Zaman, Program Coordinator for the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and Lisa Krueger, Public Information Manager.


SSAAM is very grateful for this grant award, which is made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

SSAAM Virtual Gospel Music Concert

Saturday, February 20, 2021


Please check our  Events  page for all of the details!

Featuring nationally-recognized entertainer and concert artist,

Keith Spencer!

The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum tells the story of the unique culture, experiences, and contributions of the African American community of the Sourland Mountain Region of central New Jersey.

Our website has much to offer. It communicates and promotes the mission and goals of the organization, through various online resources. Utilizing the website, you can:

  • Discover the origins and development of the organization, and the restoration of the Mt. Zion AME Church on Hollow Rd. in Montgomery, NJ, future home of the museum.

  • Learn about the history of African Americans in this region, and Sourland Mountain, the unique landscape they called home for centuries.

  • Explore our online resources, which include features relevant to the African American experience: current events, publications and public events, articles on travel and history, and more.

  • Learn about SSAAM related events, past and future, including our outreach work for local schools, gospel brunches, and camp meetings.

AME Mt Zion Church
AME Mt Zion Church

Baptist Church, 1960's
Baptist Church, 1960's

Trenton Children's Choir
Trenton Children's Choir

AME Mt Zion Church
AME Mt Zion Church


Please explore and enjoy our website. Your journey through the African American history of Sourland Mountain and beyond begins here!