Welcome to the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum Site.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FEBRUARY 25, 2017


"NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR"

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APRIL 21, 2017

 Trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture



You are invited to join CPAAM as we journey to
this Historic site. 
Seats are limited and offered on a first come basis. For reservations contact
Mildred Gilyard @ 
610-223-1339

!!!SECURE YOUR SEAT TODAY!!!
Cost: $50 per person (non-refundable)

Checks are to be made payable to
CPAAM and mailed to:
CPAAM
119 N. 10th Street



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PAST KEY EVENTS


Frank Gilyard Mural Dedication

In homage to the 6th ward's history as a primarily African-American community, we celebrated 
on September 12, 2014 as the dedication of a new mural was unveiled honoring Frank Gilyard at the corner of 3rd and Walnut Streets.

Mr. Gilyard was the founder and President of the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum. He spent a lifetime research, documenting, and cataloging African American history in Berks County. He kept history alive, and it is only fitting that his legacy is kept alive for many years to come to inspire and to teach others about the history of our nation and our community.



The 6th Ward residents were involved in every
step of the process, from the design to the

creation of the mural. The artwork was primarily
done by the students of the Mentoring and

The Arts Program under the direction of Berks
County artist, Jessica Alexander. The City of 
Reading and its partners chose to help fund Jessica Alexander's project because it met the community's desire to have artwork installed that is reflective of the 6th Ward's history,  culture, and pride.

Click below to view the official City of Reading Mural Dedication Release.

Gilyard_mural.pdf
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PAST PHOTOS AND EVENTS








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