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Upcoming Events

Two annual events have been important sources of funding for our new museum. In the summer, the Sourland Conservancy and Stoutsburg Cemetery Association have organized re-creations of an old time "Camp Meeting." During the winter season the same two organizations have put together a "Gospel Brunch" at a local church. Both have been very successful and helped raise money for our important cause.

Members of the SSAAM board also organize or participate in events related to the goals and vision of the organization.


Special Opening Wine & Cheese Reception Event

March 24 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception at True Farmstead, followed by a preview of our "African American Women of the Sourlands" exhibit on Friday, March 24th at 7 PM.
Meet our founders, Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, Board President and Secretary, Cat Fulmer-Hogan and Pat Payne, all featured in the exhibit! Hear from our new Education & Exhibition Coordinator, Isabela Morales and our Executive Director, Donnetta Bishop-Johnson about the vision behind this exhibition.
During the reception, you will be welcomed with wine and cheese, as well as other hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. 
Don't miss out on this exciting and enriching event and RSVP today!

African American Women of the Sourlands Exhibit

March 25 - 26 | 1:30 - 4:00 PM

In honor of Women's History Month, SSAAM, central New Jersey’s first Black history museum, is excited to announce a special exhibit of historical portraits of women from the Sourland region’s Black founding families and their descendants. The exhibit, entitled "African American Women of the Sourlands," will open to the public on March 25th, 2023.

“African American Women of the Sourlands” will showcase the photos and stories of African American women who left their mark on New Jersey history from the 18th century to the present day. Visitors will learn about Sylvia Dubois, “the slave who whipped her mistress and earned her freedom”; Corinda True, who with her husband donated the land on which SSAAM stands today; and 102-year-old Evelyn Brooks, a long-time resident of the Sourland Mountain area.

The exhibit will be on view to the public at the National Historic Register-listed Mt. Zion AME Church in Skillman, SSAAM’s home, adjacent to the historic True Family Farmstead. 
This exhibit is free and open to the public and will run the weekend of March 25 and 26, from 1:30pm to 4 PM.

African American Women of the Sourlands Exhibit
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