Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County

February 2019 through December 2019

Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County will run from February 2019 through December 2019 at the Exhibit Gallery of Pearl S. Buck International.

Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County pays tribute to the lives, culture, accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in Bucks County from their origins in Africa through the 21st century.

Highlights of the exhibit include:

  • A timeline of events in African American history in Pennsylvania, including a memorial list of African Americans who were registered as slaves in Bucks County in the 18th and 19th centuries;
  • The history of the Underground Railroad in Bucks County and the role of Bucks County AME churches in helping African Americans transition from slavery to freedom;
  • Display of African artifacts and African American quilts;
  • Information on notable 20th-century African Americans of Bucks County, and more.

This exhibit was developed in collaboration with the African American Museum of Bucks County and is made possible by the generous support of Visit Bucks County.


Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12 Noon to 4:00 PM

The Exhibit Gallery is closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve

Admission to the Exhibit Gallery is complimentary.

Curator: Marie Toner
Graphic Designer: Kati Sowiak

For more exhibit information, contact Curator Marie Toner at 215-249-0100 x149 or