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17 Mar 2020

The African American Museum in Philadelphia COVID-19 statement

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March 17, 2020 Category: Coronavirus, Entertainment, Local Posted by:

As the coronavirus impacts lives in the Philadelphia region and across the globe, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers.

The museum will be guided by recommendations from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and other official sources to develop appropriate safeguards to prevent the spread of the virus.  

•  The museum will be closed to the public until Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  

•  The opening reception for “Anna Russel Jones:  A Life in Art” has been postponed until further notice.

•  All public programming for the month of March has been suspended. 

AAMP will monitor announcements from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, news outlets and other sources on an ongoing basis to determine if it is necessary to take additional protective measures. Please visit the museum’s website,, for updates.

We encourage everyone to prioritize their health and safety. AAMP is grateful for your continued support. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Troi Barnes at  [email protected] or by phone at 215-625-7988. 

Historic Germantown closings

Just as you are, we at Historic Germantown are actively monitoring the situation regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region.  Taking into account the advice from public health officials, our 18 member sites will be postponing or cancelling large public events and gatherings that were scheduled to take place over the next two weeks.  

Some sites are currently open for regular visitation, though given the dynamic nature of this health crisis that may change in the near future. Please check with the individual site with any questions regarding programming or visitation (contact information for each of our 18 member sites may be found on 

As well, please see below links for City resources to help monitor the situation:

· The City of Philadelphia has a new text alert system all about Covid-19. Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.

· The City also updated its website with information and recommendations on how to protect yourself and others.

Check it out: 

We thank you for your patience – in this time of uncertainty it is important that we work collectively to stay safe and limit the spread of the virus.

And as always our 18 sites appreciate your ongoing concern and support for our work –now more than ever!

Tuomi Forrest, Executive Director                         

Loretta Witt, President

Stenton closing infromation

Like many of our peer institutions, Stenton has been closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19. Considering the recommendations of the CDC and the City of Philadelphia, it is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of our annual Egg Hunt on April 4th. The decision to cancel has been made bearing in mind the health and safety of our visitors and community, which is of the utmost priority. Stenton will also postpone opening day for regular public tours from April 1st until April 14th. We will provide further updates as they become available. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.


The Stenton Staff

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