A Community Engaged in a Broader Understanding of American History

About the Museum

Located at the National Historic Register-listed Mt. Zion AME Church in Skillman, NJ,

SSAAM is the only African American history museum in central New Jersey.

Our mission is to tell the story of the unique culture, experiences, and contributions of the African American community of the Sourland Mountain region.

Our hope is that visitors will find the museum to be a sanctuary alive in history, offering a glimpse into the past as well as a deeper understanding of the vital African American traditions that continue to be relevant and meaningful today.

SSAAM News

Join us for SSAAM's Juneteenth Celebration!

This Juneteenth weekend, we are thrilled to welcome you back to our home at Mt. Zion AME Church for a Juneteenth celebration of freedom!

Join us for music, delicious BBQ from "The Big Easy," and activities for kids on:

Saturday, June 18

11 AM - 3 PM

@ 183 Hollow Rd., Skillman, NJ

$25 for adult general admission

$10 for children 12 and under

$40 for vendor registration (No food trucks)

Free admission for for our Hollow Rd. neighbors!

(2 tickets per household)

This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE! Please bring your own picnic blankets or chairs. Car pooling is strongly encouraged!

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