SSAAM in the Media

The events and news of our organization are often noted by local media and other organizations. Please stop by "The SSAAM in the Media" webpage often to see what others are saying about our important work!

The Montgomery News

"Montgomery's African American Museum Receives $5,000 COVID-19 Grant"

August 3, 2020

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The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) is one of 82 organizations to receive a COVID-19 response grant from the NJ Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act.

To read more, click here.

New Jersey Advance Media

"Mercer County Marks Black History Month With Celebration"

India Duke, February 28, 2020


"Mercer County paid tribute to those with African-American roots with a Black History Month celebration.


The county clerk’s office held a ceremony featuring speakers that have dedicated time to researching and revealing true black history within county lines"...including SSAAM founders Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills.

To access the online version of this article, please click here.

New Jersey Advance Media

"This Tiny N.J. Museum Tells Black History Stories

You Haven’t Heard"

Olivia Rizzo, February 23, 2020


"In a small, unassuming white building on Hollow Road in Skillman, stands the 120-year-old one-room Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. The historic house of worship, which welcomed African American parishioners from 1899 to 2005, is now a museum that tells the often-overlooked stories of the people who have lived in the Sourland Mountains for hundreds of years..."

To access the online version of this article, please click here.

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Princeton Magazine

"If These Stones Could Talk"

Wendy Greenberg, February, 2020

Princeton Magazine celebrates the heritage and culture of historic Princeton, NJ. Each issue of the magazine explores the region’s  history,  politics, entertainment, dining, art, design, architecture, and athletics. The February 2020 issue featured an interview with our very own Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, in an article titled "If These Stones Could Talk", highlighting their work in African American history, founding of the SSAAM, and land preservation at the church on Hollow Road in Skillman. 

To access the online version of this article, please click here.


The Montgomery News

"African American Museum Newly Opened on Hollow Road in Skillman is among the First of Its Kind."

Barbara Preston, February, 2020

The Montgomery News services Montgomery Township (home of the SSAAM) with a monthly newspaper devoted to local news and events. For the February, 2020 issue, Editor in Chief Barbara A. Preston wrote a wonderful article about the creation and ongoing development of the SSAAM, as well as African American history in the township. The issue also includes other interesting articles on African American history in the region.

To access these articles directly, please go to the Montgomery News website.


The D&R Greenway

"This Land for Life" Video

Fall, 2019

SSAAM Land Preservation Featured in Recent Video!


The D&R Greenway Land Trust worked with the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and the Sourland Conservancy to acquire land for their new headquarters and museum. This Land for Life Video tells how the preservation of land adjacent to a historic African American church will help tell the people and places left out of most history books. African Americans played a key role in and around the Sourland Mountains region in Central New Jersey. Meet their descendants and storytellers.

Please check out this short but amazing video, produced by the D&R Greenway Land Trust, about the land preservation projects now happening at the Mt. Zion AME  Church!

Stoutsburg Sourland

African American Museum

189 Hollow Rd.

Skillman, NJ 08558

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