Cultural Understanding & Education through Historic Preservation
Freedmen's Town is one if the most endangered, Post Civil War, National Register Historic Districts of its kind in the United States. Freedmen's Town was founded by previously enslaved people and their descendants immediately after Emancipation in 1865.
Since its designation as a National District in 1985, over 500 Freedmen's Town historic structures including six churches have been destroyed and its historic bricks have been damaged and are still in jeopardy. However, thanks to many volunteers and generous donors, six structures on 10 lots have been saved.
Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum is committed to preserving historic structures on their original homesteads and to preserving archaeological resources for the continuous study of Freedmen's settlement nationally and internationally.
Please donate to create an African Heritage, Cultural Research, Educational, and Tourism destination for Texas!
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Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum
PO Box 130726
Houston, Texas 77219-0726
All donations are tax deductible. Your donations may be eligible for Exxon Mobile or She'll Employees Easy Match Program.
The Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in the State of Texas on December 26, 1996. Grand Founder: Olee Yates McCullough, M.A.
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