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$50,000 State Grant & Community Support

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In July, AARCH Society received a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, which will help support exhibit design for the planned African American Heritage Center. The grants are for heritage tourism projects and activities in the state.

“Our administration is proud that this funding will allow for 107 projects to move forward and congratulate Maryland’s Heritage Areas and their tourism partners for their support in changing Maryland for the better,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

AARCH Society is also extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the Frederick community, which continues to embrace our Mission and our goal to open the Frederick African American Heritage Center in 2023.

In June, the Community Service Fund of Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ awarded a $1,000 unrestricted grant to AARCH Society through the Community Foundation of Frederick County. That same month, The Isaiah Charles Brown Memorial Fund donated $500 in unrestricted funds to AARCH Society through the Community Foundation of Frederick County. This gift, made at the recommendation of Dr. Denise Rollins, as well as the Evangelical Reformed Church gift, will be utilized for operating and program costs at AARCH Society.

In July, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (UUCF) chose AARCH Society as the recipient of its split-AARCH Society members stand with members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Frederick.plate program, which donates half of a service’s collections to a local non-profit organization. AARCH Society President Protean Gibril presented to UUCF members earlier in the month. “We look forward to strengthening congregational support for the AARCH Society’s mission and working toward a community with justice for all,” said UCC member Carol Antoniewicz.

AARCH Society is grateful for this community support and partnership and has a special note of thanks for UUCF member Joe Ginorio, who composed a song in honor of AARCH Society: Listen to “Freedom Rings” here.