The Museum: Amherstburg Freedom Museum is a community-based, non-profit museum that tells the story of African-Canadians’ journey and contributions, by preserving and presenting artifacts that educate and inspire. The Museum includes: –
Nazrey AME Church, a national historic site, built in 1848 by refugee slaves –
The Taylor Log Cabin, a 19th century home containing artifacts which display life of the time, once resided in by George Taylor, an escaped slave –
Museum Complex which contains rotating traveling exhibits and the permanent exhibit (beginning with African culture before the slave trade and continues through the rigors of the ocean passage to the New World, the horrors of slavery in a foreign land; the escapes to Canada West via the Underground Railroad; the building of a new life in freedom; and highlights Canadian Black achievements and contributions. Many of the artifacts were donated by descendants of refugee slaves)
Programs: You can customize your field trip by mixing and matching from the following educational offerings. Experienced museum staff will work with you to individualize your trip based on your group’s age, previous knowledge level, and curriculum needs.
Guided Tour: Your students will be lead by a museum guide through all of our buildings to learn more about Black history and the Museum. The guide will take them through Nazrey AME, built in 1848, and the Taylor Log Cabin which will show them more about life in the nineteenth century by visiting an actual home. Your students will also tour the museum’s exhibits, learning more about Black history (beginning with African history, moving to the slave trade, slavery, the Underground Railroad, and life in Canada). A list of comprehension questions will be provided.
Scavenger Hunt: Your students will experience the museum at their own pace as they answer a list of questions provided by museum staff. Working in small groups, your students can answer the questions by reading the exhibit panels and viewing photographs and artifacts.
Parking Free outdoor self-parking is available on the Museum grounds. Additional free parking is available on King Street in front of the Museum. Buses must park on the street and turn off engines.
Accessibility The Museum is wheelchair accessible, including its low-rise front entrance to the main building, washrooms and elevator to the second floor. Parking and walkways are the same level
Lunch Areas: Your students can eat lunch or snacks outside on museum property, or in the Cultural Centre. Advanced notice required. Gift Shop: Your students can visit our gift shop while at the museum! Items include books, t-shirts, buttons, magnets, and more! For more information, call us at 519-736-5433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you! Keywords: Black history month