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Feb 14, 2022

Red Sox Foundation Partners with Museum of African American History Boston to Provide Free Admission During School Vacation Week

BOSTON, MA – In recognition of Black History Month, the Red Sox Foundation today announced a partnership with the Museum of African American History in Boston (MAAH) to provide free admission and tours to all visitors from February 21-26, coinciding with public school vacation week. The MAAH is New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving, and interpreting the contributions of African Americans.

“We are pleased to once again partner with the Museum of African American History Boston to provide free admission and tours for all visitors during school vacation week,” said Red Sox Foundation Executive Director and EVP of Social Impact Bekah Salwasser. “The Museum is housed in two historic buildings that were gathering places for Boston’s Black community in the 19th century making it a truly immersive experience. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to visit for free next week.”

The free admission is extended to all visitors of the museum, including self-guided tours and educational group tours. Tours are conducted at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Visitors will need to register for tours in advance on the museum’s website www.maah.org where the fee for entry will be waived from February 21-26. Additional information about current museum exhibits, hours of operation, and vaccine requirements can be found on the museum’s website.

About the Museum of African American History

The Museum of African American History is the largest and oldest institution in New England, sharing the rich legacy of African American accomplishment in shaping our nation’s democracy. The Museum centers on four preeminent historic sites: in Boston, we steward the African Meeting House (1806) and the Abiel Smith School (1835), and on Nantucket Island, the African Meeting House (c.1820) and the Seneca Boston- Florence Higginbotham House (c.1774) with its outbuildings.

The Museum connects colonial and early African American History and culture in Boston, Nantucket, and the larger New England area with the abolition of slavery and current explorations of race and the struggle for human rights.

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