TINTON FALLS, NJ - To celebrate Black History Month Seabrook invited The African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey from Newtonville, NJ to the community to display part of its collection.
Seventy-four historical-laden photos, statues and paintings adorned the Atrium room at Seabrook for countless numbers of residents and members of the public to see. Some of the items included, paintings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Billie Holiday, handmade sculptures and postcards.
Museum owner and curator Ralph Hunter said, "I want to not just share African-American history, but American history and how important it was for African-Americans to share in the American dream."
Mr. Hunter began collecting the items for his museum about 12 years ago and has now amassed approximately 11,000 pieces worth millions of dollars he said.
Although the museum is based in Newtonville, Atlantic County, Mr. Hunter takes part of the museum on the road to four states - New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. Mr. Hunter said that the museum is entering a partnership with Richard Stockton College, which will be opening a new branch in Atlantic City. The college will then oversee the museum.
To learn more about The African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, click on the link: http://www.aahmsnj.org/index.html
About Seabrook: Seabrook is situated on a scenic 98 acre campus in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. The community is home to approximately 1,400 residents, many of which reside in the 1,090 independent living apartment-style homes. Life at Seabrook offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community. Additional information about Seabrook can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.
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