ABOVE PHOTO: Courtesy Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust
PHILADELPHIA — The Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presented the African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) with a $10,000 donation to be used towards the development of the museum’s new permanent home in Middletown Township. The presentation was made at Bucks County Visitor Center.
Samuel Staten, Jr., business manager LIUNA Local Union #332, secretary treasurer of Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity, and international vice president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, along with the Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust’s Board of Trustees, presented a $10,000 check to Ms. Linda Salley, president, and executive director of the AAMBC along with the AAMBC board of directors.
Bucks County Commissioner Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia and Bucks County Project and Diversity Officer Bernard Griggs, Jr., both pivotal in establishing the new museum site, were also in attendance.
“It is so important that the treasured artifacts, educational programs, and special exhibits that are currently a mobile museum have a permanent home and a wider audience,” Staten, Jr. said. “The new home of the African American Museum of Bucks County will help spread the knowledge of the rich legacy of the African American experience to a much wider audience. The Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust is proud to support the AAMBC and hope to continue our support in the future.”
“We are grateful to the Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust for their support,” said Linda Salley, AAMBC president and executive director. “After the generously gifted lease from the Bucks County Commissioners of the Boone Farm, we will need to make the newly renovated building into a museum. These funds will help us do just that.”
For more information about the Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust, visit: www.StatenCharitableTrust.org. The Museum gratefully welcomes donations or sponsorships at: https://infoaambc.org.
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