COMMUNITY: African American Museum’s Heritage Gala

February 2, 2010 ,
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On February 12, 2010, The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) will host its 5th Annual Heritage Gala at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  PECO President and Chief Executive Officer Denis P. O’Brien and Philadelphia Phillies’ shortstop Jimmy Rollins are this year’s distinguished honorees.   Last year’s successful AAMP Gala honored Pennsylvania State Representative Dwight Evans and Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb.

We are excited to provide decor and event design for the gala this year – all 50 tables and counting!   Gala Chair, Thomas O. Muldoon, and Honorary Co-Chairs, The Honorable Mayor Michael A. and Lisa Nutter, have a spectacular program planned for the evening!   To view the event invitation, go to AAMP Gala E-vite 1-22-10.


This fascinating museum is located just off Independence Mall in the heart of the historic district and offers permanent collections as well as educational programs.

Founded in 1976 in celebration of the nation’s Bicentennial, The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.   Throughout its evolution, the museum has objectively interpreted and presented the achievements and aspirations of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the current day.  The AAMP is committed to telling the story of African Americans in all its permutations:  family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law and technology.  The AAMP currently houses four galleries and an auditorium, each of which offer exhibitions anchored by one of our three dominant themes:  the African Diaspora, the Philadelphia Story, and the Contemporary Narrative.

For more information about the Heritage Gala or the museum itself go to