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There are 3 comments on Museum of African American History President Leon Wilson is Preserving a Vital Part of Boston’s Past

  1. Congratulations on the tenacity and success of the museums innovative efforts. Excellent cause, looking forward to visiting the MAAH Museum, and sharing their history with friends and family.

  2. I toured this weekend and was so dissappointed. There was no heart to the place. There was no re-creation of what it might have lookedl ike years ago, no recordings of old voices, it was all so static. The upstairs Jazz display was just 3 display boards together in a corner , hard to maneuver around, that essentially listed the greats who had ever performed in the neighborhood. Some light jazz music playing would have been a nice touch. I also thought there might be a small re-creation of a scene of the classes / the students. But one was just ‘told’ this had been a school house. One didn’t learn that organically. And frankly a (seemingly) white docent somehow felt very wrong to tell the Black Boston Experience. I hope that the new CEO can improve this. Seems incredible this museum has existed as long as it has and has so very little to engage visitors.

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