AARCH is in the planning stages for the African American Heritage Center for Frederick County which will serve as the base for our community involvement. The Heritage Center will house exhibits and artifacts in the AARCH collection which tell the story of daily life for African Americans over centuries in Frederick County. Of equal importance, the Heritage Center will serve as a place for family and scholarly research and a space where we can all feel welcome to learn about and openly discuss race relations, historically and today.
Work is underway with regard to:
- Creating an inventory system for the current collection
- Designing exhibits
- Growing a historical library collection
- Securing a site for the Heritage Center in downtown Frederick
Volunteers are welcome to join us in moving forward with the Heritage Center. If you would like to share your talents and ideas with us, please contact AARCH.