The Ozarks Afro American Heritage Museum
The 2012 Southwest Missouri Homeschool History Fair is pleased to welcome the Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum to our event on October 19th. Since opening in October of 2002, the OAAHM has been a place where people of all races and nationalities can together honor the contributions of our ancestors - a shared heritage.
Father Moses Berry, the museum’s curator and a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, is responsible for the preservation of a priceless collection of artifacts documenting the slave experience and African American heritage in the Ozarks. The museum also maintains a nearby historic cemetery owned by the Berry family since 1875. The cemetery was dedicated for the burial of "Slaves, Paupers and Indians," who for many years were excluded from other burial places. The “Old Negro,” or Berry Cemetery, is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
Please be sure to visit with Fr. Berry, as he joins us to illuminate further the rich heritage of the Ozarks. The Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum is located at 107 Main Street, Ash Grove, Missouri 65604. For more information, you can contact the museum directly by telephone at 417.880.1378 or visit the museum's website at http://www.oaahm.org/index.html.