A historic church in Bucks County church is now being used as a museum to teach residents about important local history.
The old A.M.E church of Yardley is now being used for a different purpose: a museum that specializes in the history of African Americans in the local area.
Set up in the early 1800s by African Americans that had moved to Bucks County, the church is now home to Gather Place, housing several artifacts related to the area’s history. The new museum location recently has an open house, where residents and tourists were able to see a side of Bucks County history that is not much talked about.
“Many African Americans from this little known neighborhood of Yardley Borough’s Historic District, actively worshiped here until about the late 1980s,” the museum’s website said.