The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) is thrilled to announce the formalization of a key partnership with Gettysburg Black History Museum, Inc. This grassroots organization was established to preserve and promote Black history and culture in our community. Like ACHS, GBHM holds precious archival materials that are key to understanding the story of Gettysburg and Adams County.
Set to coincide with the grand opening of the new headquarters in 2022, ACHS and GBHM will collaborate on exhibits throughout its new museum space. The two organizations are also working together on an inaugural exhibit –Black Voices of Adams County – that will be free and open to the public.
The partnership with GBHM will also ensure that the historic collections of both organizations are properly cared for in secure, environmentally-regulated archives where visiting researchers can access many of these incredible resources for the very first time.
Finally, ACHS will support the mission of GBHM to tell these critical stories within the walls of the Society’s new classroom and Battlefield Overlook Education Center.
Through this collaboration, ACHS and GBNM can educate visitors and area residents of all ages about the significant contributions made by Black citizens in our community.