San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum
Aligned with the Kronkoskys’ desire to expand or improve the public use of information and learning available through museums, the Foundation is invested in the establishment of a community-driven archive and museum that captures and honors the history of African Americans in Bexar County.
Led by the SAAACAM board and Everett Fly, the Foundation is supporting the development of the archive’s infrastructure, leadership and sustainability plan.
Powered by community residents, SAAACAM is currently housed at Hope House in the East side of San Antonio. Its mission is to collect, preserve and share the cultural heritage of African Americans in the San Antonio region.
Mr. Fly is a 2014 National Humanities Medalist, honored for preserving the integrity of African-American places and landmarks. Texas A&M scholars and historians will curate and house artifacts and documents. UNC, supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, is providing technical assistance and training that will help SAAACAM become a “self-sustaining, self-directed, empowered archive and museum.”
Learn more about SAAACAM’s work and events through its facebook page and website.
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