The African American Heritage Family Tree Museum has distinguished itself as a reliable resource for West Virginia’s African American history and heritage.
Since its inception in 1991, the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum has conducted numerous research projects, displayed a considerable number of in house and traveling exhibits, recorded oral interviews, visited local schools and held annual community programs.
The African American Heritage Family Tree Museum’s office and archives are located in Ansted, West Virginia. The museum functions with assistance from a Board of Directors and community volunteers. The African American Heritage Family Tree Museum is a member of the West Virginia Association of Museums (www.museumsofwv.org).
Financial support for the museum has come from the Office of the Governor and West Virginia Legislature, the West Virginia American Water Company, the Benedum Foundation, West Virginia Humanities Council, Pyles, Turner, Haviland & Mick Foundation, and private donors.
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