Welcome to Black History Month 2020

Like all cultural organisations across the country we have had to adapt our planned events during the pandemic, and although the museum may currently be closed we have been able to recognise Black History Month this year by sharing some great stories from our Afro-Caribbean community.

Ann Alphonse – Bucks County Museum Trustee

The national theme for Black History Month this year is focused on ‘Women’s Achievements’ and we are very pleased to be able to present contributions from Stephanie Boyce, Vice-President of the Law Society and Claudia Myrie and Elisah Jobbins, the co-founders of JMV Homes, based here in Aylesbury.

 

Contributions have also been made by members of our community who travelled to the UK during 1950-1960 and who have very kindly shared their life stories, experiences, and contributions to the wider community of Aylesbury.

 

Read the stories here Chester’s story, Stephanie’s story, Agatha’s story, Dave’s story, Claudia and Elisha’s story, Patsy’s story and Gladys’s story.

 

In 2021 our new Discover Bucks Galleries will be opened and include a People’s Gallery, which will help us to tell more stories about the lives of the people of Bucks from all our different communities.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to spooky Halloween family fun activities this October and the Bucks Art Society art fair this November. More details to come.

Ann Alphonse – Bucks County Museum Trustee

 

Celebrating Black History Month

 

Whilst you’re here, can we ask a favour? Over the past months whilst we have been closed the cost of looking after our collections, buildings and site has continued. You can help us get through these difficult times by making a donation, please click here. Thank you for your support.

 

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