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 museum in central New Jersey telling the African American story from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present day.
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.
Become a SSAAM Docent
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM), Central New Jersey’s first dedicated Black history museum, is seeking volunteer docents for Fall 2023.
Working with SSAAM is an opportunity to gain meaningful hands-on experience at a historic site and earn service hours. Staff members will provide training and educational resources for docents, so that all volunteers feel empowered to share the unique story of the Sourland Mountain region’s African American community from the time of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present day.
If interested in serving as a docent, please contact SSAAM’s Education & Exhibit Manager Isabela Morales at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan Your Visit to SSAAM!
This fall and winter season,
SSAAM will hold regular open hours one Wednesday and one Saturday per month.
Join SSAAM co-founders Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck at the National Historic Register-listed Mt. Zion AME Church to learn about the history and contributions of African Americans in central New Jersey!
Adults - $10 / Seniors & Students - $5 / For group tours, contact us at email@example.com
*Some days may be subject to change. Please check back regularly for updated information.
We're Seeking Your Comments!
SSAAM and the Sourland Conservancy are applying to the State of New Jersey Green Acres Program for a grant to fund acquisition of the True Farmstead at 183 Hollow Rd., Skillman, NJ, as a historic, natural, and recreational resource.
You can help by participating in a very brief survey at the link below!
Soul Food Sunday
Part 1: The History of Rice in Africa
Part 2: Making Jollof Rice