MakING a Donation
Make a one time donation to Gettysburg Black History Museum. Click below to become a contributor to the museum. Your donation, in any amount, will assist us to finalize long-term goals of becoming a self-sustaining entity. It is critical that we tell our stories in our words.
Donations made to the museum go to offset costs of printed material used in tours, the collection and archiving of historical documents, photographs, ephemera and historical artifacts.
Featured Historical Figures
31 Jan 1921 – 16 Feb 1998
Jessie Ellen Mathews Vann
23 Feb 1885 – 8 Jun 1967
Lloyd F.A. Watts
6 Feb 1835 – 26 May 1918
Cecilia Eliza Jane Biggs Penn
1 Jun 1845 – 28 Jul 1936
Dr. Louie Eugene King
1900 – 17 Aug 1981
What we do
Preserve • Educate • Inspire
Preserve History Before it is gone
Gettysburg Black History Museum, Inc. has been working closely with Historical Anthropologist Lewis Jones of Gettysburg College to archive and digitize historical documents in our collection. Mr. Jones and his students have scanned, documented, photographed and assessed hundreds of items in the past 6 months.
Building Platforms to share history
Gettysburg Black History Museum is currently building a digital historical database to share our History in our words. We are working closely with Gettysburg College’s Gavin Foster, Associate Vice President of IT and select students to develop a virtual museum. Please stay connected via social media to learn more.
Self-Guided Walking Tour Mobile App
We are in the final stages of review on our self-guided walking tour that features never before seen photos and stories from descendants of Gettysburg’s Black Families.
Gettysburg Black History Bus Tours
Gettysburg Black History Museum, Inc. is working closely with Gettysburg Tours to offer bus tours of Gettysburg’s Black History. Our history in our words. Join us this summer for something new!